RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WWBT) — Virginia Democrats are taking full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades.
Democrats won majorities in both the state House and Senate in Tuesday's legislative election. This is the third election in a row that Virginia Democrats have made significant gains since President Donald Trump was elected.
Governor Ralph Northam tonight issued the following statement:
The win will give Democrats control of the legislature and governorship for the first time in 26 years.
Of the win, Former Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “The era of Republican obstruction in the Commonwealth of Virginia is now over. While tonight we celebrate the history we have made, tomorrow we must begin rewarding voters with action."
Democrats have pledged to pass new gun restrictions and raise the minimum wage once in power.