Democrat U. S. Rep. for Virginia Elaine Luria has lost her reelection bid against Republican Virginia state Sen. Jen Kiggans (R).
The race was one of the most anticipated of this election cycle, and was considered a toss-up until recently when RealClearPolitics and University of Virginia-based Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball switched their ratings to “Leans Republican.”
With 99 percent reporting, Kiggans leads Luria 54.88 percent to 44.98 percent, or 23,235 votes.
Kiggans’s win is a huge pickup for Republicans, who have been favored to take a fairly large majority in the House.
Luria is a member of the show trial committee investigating the January 6, 2021, incident at the Capitol.
Cook Political Report maintained the seat as a toss-up headed into Election Day, but the editor of their House predictions also said that Democrats in Luria’s district were having a “turnout problem” that was evident by noon.
Noon turnout reports in VA Beach – a majority of Rep. Elaine Luria's (D) Toss Up #VA02 – show most heavily GOP precincts up to 55-60% of '21 votes cast, vs. 40-45% in most non-white precincts.
Total ballots cast skewing much more R than '20 in many FL counties, esp. Miami-Dade.
Kiggans’ win is in line with the tide that started to turn in 2021, when a full slate of Republicans, including Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle Sears, and Attorney General Jason Miyares swept the district.... (Read more)
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