Purity At All Costs – Even If It Means Losing the Senate (and It Just Did)
Well, Loudoun County Republicans picked another ultra-conservative and, again, paid the price. This time, it was especially dear – control of the Virginia Senate.
John Whitbeck got absolutely trounced by Wexton, who, like the statewide ticket last year, campaigned on the threat of extreme Republicans who would, among other things, challenge abortion rights. You can’t blame Joe May for this one either. Even if you add Whitbeck’s and May’s votes, the sum still falls short of Wexton’s 53%.
Loudoun (and all of Virginia) turns blue-er. No doubt due to the red-ness, and the cluelessness, of the state Republican party leadership.