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Topic - Jennifer Wexton
Democrat Jennifer Wexton on Tuesday won a three-way special election to represent parts of Loudoun and Fairfax counties in the state Senate, leaving Democrats poised to reclaim control of the chamber they lost two years ago.
After months of squeaker elections and recounts, the race for control of Virginia's state Senate is coming down to a three-way special election in a northern Virginia swing district.
Some Virginia Republicans have perfected the art and science of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. With control of the state Senate up for the taking in a special election on Jan. 21, Joe T. May is running as an independent for an open state Senate seat, which almost certainly ensures that Democrats will win.
Mrs. Wexton, the Democratic nominee, says she's running to stop the "continuation of the Tea Party extremist takeover" and its "backward social agenda."
"This is kind of a bedroom community around here," she said. "People don't want elected officials peeking in their bedroom or micromanaging women's health."