VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Aneesh Chopra, Democratic candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor won the straw poll hosted Thursday evening by the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach Democratic Committees. More than 200 people were in attendance for the candidate forum and straw poll.
Thursday’s victory comes on the heels of Chopra winning the 9th Congressional District Convention straw poll in Abingdon on May 25. Chopra also won the largest Democratic straw poll — Congressman Gerry Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day Straw Poll — with 70% of the vote.
“Tonight’s victory is a credit to my supporters in the Hampton Roads area, including Hampton Mayor Molly Ward and Virginia Beach Councilwoman Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond. We’re building a movement all across the Commonwealth,” Chopra said.
“I am honored to have the support of so many dedicated Democrats in all corners of Virginia and I’m thrilled by the momentum we have heading into the June 11th primary.”