Virginia Dems Won’t Say Whether They Want Northam, Fairfax on Campaign Trail

Washington Free Beacon | 3/4/2019 | Brent Scher
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BY: Brent Scher

The end of Virginia's legislative session last week brings to the fore a closely watched campaign season, with control of both chambers of the legislature in contention.

Republicans - Advantages - House - Delegates - State

Republicans currently hold two-seat advantages in both the House of Delegates and state Senate, and after big gains in 2017 the momentum appeared to be squarely on the side of Democrats. That all changed a month ago when the two Democrats at the top of the 2017 ticket, Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, each found themselves on the hot seat—Northam due to a racist picture on his medical school yearbook page and Fairfax due to multiple allegations of rape.

Both have resisted calls to resign, putting Democrats on the ballot this November in the difficult position of choosing whether or not they'll welcome help on the campaign trail from the two highest-ranking politicians in their party. So far, it's a question they're not willing to answer.

America - Rising - Group - Members - Re-election

America Rising, a conservative group, asked Democratic members, many running their first re-election campaign after flipping traditionally Republican seats in 2017, whether they plan on campaigning with Northam and Fairfax in the coming months, and none were prepared to make the decision. The footage, shared exclusively with the Free Beacon, can be viewed below.

The Free Beacon reached out to each of the members featured in the video to clarify their stance on the question, but only one responded.

Delegate - Lamont - Bagby - Video - Northam

Delegate Lamont Bagby, who in a separate video can be seen saying he doesn't envision Northam or Fairfax being on the campaign trail, contacted the Free Beacon to clarify that he only meant to point out that neither of...
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