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When it comes to Dominion Power and Virginia politics, we can’t be reasonably expected to be energy experts, or knowledgeable about what’s happening in other State House of Delegate and Senate districts, a little knowledge goes a long way. And in the aftermath of Democrats picking up 3 Congressional seats in Virginia, comes this betrayal.
With Delegate Jennifer Boysko (HD 86) running for the now vacant 33rd State Senate seat, that opened up after Jennifer Wexton’s recent victory over Barbara Comstock for Virginia’s 10th district Congressional seat.
Should she win this Saturday firehouse primary against Democrats Sharafat Hussain, and Charlotte McConnell, she becomes a heavy favorite to win the “special election” held on December 18th, against whichever patsy the Republican’s end up nominating for this seat
Given that Governor Northam just replaced every air quality board member opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and that she has repeatedly refused to take the Activate Virginia pledge - not to accept any contributions from Dominion and Appalachian Power which almost all of the new Delegates took in 2017, claiming with a straight face that “I can take their money and vote against them.”
It’s clear that she prefers to be part of Democratic Senator “Dominion Dick” Saslaw’s dirty Dominion money machine, rather than maintaining her independence. More importantly, if elected to a the 33rd Senate seat, it would give the Republican’s a two vote majority in the House of Delegates, as well as giving Dominion another reliable vote in the Senate.
Update: With Eileen Bedell running for the 10th District Senate seat next year, the chances of her winning in 2019 are good, since Clinton won this district by 12 points in 2016, and Ralph Northam won by 15 points in 2017. And the odds of the Senate being controlled by Democrats in 2020 just went up.
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