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Republicans Win Virginia Special Elections in Blowouts Against Democrats

by Nick Gilbertson

A pair of Republicans protected two seats in the Virginia state legislature on Tuesday night in blowouts against Democrats, but a key takeaway is that they both reportedly outperformed former President Donald Trump’s showing in their respective districts in 2020.

Republican Tammy Mulchi took 63.9 percent of the vote in the race for the Virginia Ninth State Senate District, defeating Democrat Tina Younger, who secured 36.1 percent of the vote, Decision Desk noted

The reputable poll aggregator on X, @InteractivePolls, reports that Trump won the district by 16 percent in 2020. And while a 16-point victory is impressive, Mulchi won her seat by 27.1 percent — 11 points better than Trump’s performance.

Mulchi will represent “Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Lunenburg and Charlotte counties, parts of Prince Edward County, and Danville,” as Cardinal News notes. She will replace outgoing state Sen. Frank Ruff (R).


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