Here’s video of Terry McAuliffe announcing the winners of the Virginia Partisans straw poll held at Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette’s home earlier this evening. The poll was for the 30th and 31st State Senate districts, and the winners were Adam Ebbin in the 30th and Jaime Areizaga-Soto in the 31st. While Ebbin was expected to win, given his longstanding and close ties to the Partisans, as well his hard work for so many years for LGBT issues, I’d say that Areizaga-Soto’s win was somewhat of an upset over Barbara Favola. It wasn’t a small crowd, either, at least a couple hundred people, so that’s pretty impressive.
I’ll have more video tomorrow, including speeches by all the State Senate candidates, as well as by Sen. Donald McEachin, Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette, Partisans President Tiffany Joslyn, Terry McAuliffe. For now, since it’s getting late, I’ll just say that it was a great event all around, including for having raised a significant amount of money for helping keep the State Senate Democratic blue. Thanks to everyone who put the event together, and go Democrats!