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BREAKING: Jennifer McClellan Wins VA04 Dem Nomination Overwhelmingly, with 84.8% (!) of 27,900 Votes Cast

McClellan is on track to become the first African-American woman EVER elected to Congress from Virginia!

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It took until 4 am, but we finally got results for Tuesday’s VA04 Democratic “firehouse primary”…and they are:

Jennifer L. McClellan – 23,661 (84.81%)
Joseph D. Morrissey – 3,782 (13.56%)
Tavorise K. Marks – 217 (0.78%)
Joseph E. Preston – 174 (0.62%)
Unallocated – 66 (0.24%)

Congratulations to State Senator Jennifer McClellan, who will almost certainly be the new U.S. Representative for VA04 (and the FIRST African-American woman ever elected to Congress from Virginia!) after the February 21, 2023 special election against far-right-extremist Republican Leon Benjamin (it’s a solidly ‘blue” district, so Benjamin should lose badly…but make sure you vote for Jennifer McClellan and never take ANY election for granted, of course!).  Also, great news that McClellan won so big with such large turnout; very encouraging! (Oh, and it’s also great news that she crushed this guy!)

P.S. See McClellan’s interview with Blue Virginia here.

Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan Receives Democratic Nomination in VA-04

RICHMOND, VA – Today at 4:05 AM, the Democratic Party of Virginia concluded its tabulation of the results of the Firehouse Primary held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 to elect a Democratic nominee for the Special Election to succeed the late Congressman A. Donald McEachin.

Tuesday’s party-run process saw historic turnout with 27,900 votes cast, making it the largest party-run nomination process in the history of the Democratic Party of Virginia; voter turnout even exceeded the last state-run primary in VA-04, when 15,728 votes were cast.

The Democratic voters of the fourth congressional district delivered the following results:

Jennifer L. McClellan – 23,661 (84.81%)
Joseph D. Morrissey – 3,782 (13.56%)
Tavorise K. Marks – 217 (0.78%)
Joseph E. Preston – 174 (0.62%)
Unallocated – 66 (0.24%)

Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, will be joined by Alexsis Rodgers, Chairwoman of the Fourth Congressional District Democratic Committee, for a press conference at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s headquarters (919 E Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219) at 10:00 AM to further discuss the historic nomination of Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan.

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