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Looking Back at Virginia Politics in 2022: Highlights…and Lowlights


2022 was certainly an eventful year in the world, country, and here in Virginia. For Virginia Democrats, it was a year during which the State Senate, with a narrow (21-19) Democratic majority – led by Dick Saslaw, Louise Lucas, Mamie Locke, etc. – served as a mostly (but not completely) effective “brick wall” against Glenn Youngkin’s right-wing policy ideas. As far as the midterm elections were concerned, there were no statewide races in 2022, and only two truly competitive U.S. House races (in VA02 between Democrat Elaine Luria and Republican Jen Kiggans, and in VA07 between Democrat Abigail Spanberger and Republican Yesli Vega), with Democrats narrowly losing one Congresswoman (Elaine Luria), but holding on otherwise.

A few other big news items in 2022 included (just a very short/quick/non-comprehensive list here):

So what were you focused on regarding Virginia politics in 2022?


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