Marshall had previously introduced a version of the discriminatory “bathroom bill,” which targeted trans Virginians.
Dems have also flipped Districts 2, 10, 31, 32, 42, 51, 67, 72, and 73, which places them in striking distance of winning a majority in the House of Delegates: VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: Democrats have already picked up 11 seats (2, 10, 13, 31, 32, 42, 50, 51, 67, 72, 73) and need 6 more for control.
Democrats will comfortably take the governor’s mansion and even if they don’t take the General Assembly, they’ve already outperformed expectations.
And it is just the cherry on the top of the enormous sundae the super-rich will get from this bill if it passes.
But in states without large numbers of college-educated whites, a campaign of the sort Gillespie ran could win.
The congressional GOP’s agenda is enormously unpopular; so is Donald Trump.
That means Republicans aren’t going to run on issues, they’re going to run on white resentment. Last night’s results suggest that a tidal wave is coming for Republicans in 2018.
But that doesn’t mean they’re going to change course, and Virginia’s demographics show why.