The primaries are over in Virginia and now the work of winning the Senate begins. It looks like we will have a large group of conservatives we will be able to support in this fall’s election. We are excited about Dick Black’s win in the 13th district. We will have a list of endorsements coming soon to add to the endorsements of Bryce Reeves and Dick Black.
In balloting shaken up by a Virginia-centered “once-in-a-century” earthquake that forced some voting precincts to move operations outdoors, the GOP and Democratic parties set up sharp contrasts in November elections that will determine whether Republicans take total control of Virginia policymaking for the first time in 10 years.
In the Senate, a net Republican gain of two seats would create a 20-20 split in the 40-member chamber, but Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling holds the tie-breaking vote. Republicans already control the House of Delegates and the governor’s office.
Among the Republican winners was former state GOP Chairman Jeff Frederick, a former Virginia House member who defeated Tito “The Builder” Munoz in the 36th Senate District. Munoz, a Colombian immigrant and contractor running his first campaign, gained a nickname and fleeting fame from a cameo campaign appearance in 2008 alongside Sarah Palin in Prince William County. Frederick challenges Democratic Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller in November.
Another conservative former House member, Dick Black, won the GOP nomination in the 13th Senate District.