Rouse’s win gives Democrats a 22-18 majority in the state Senate, according to WAVY. This could prove a roadblock to Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s agenda. The Republican has expressed his support for a ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy in the commonwealth, a proposal that proved a pressing campaign topic in the special election. Youngkin endorsed and campaigned for Adams, a 26-year Navy veteran, in the special election.
THANK YOU! With your support, and the support of voters from across Virginia Beach and Norfolk, we have won this Special Election. No rest for the weary – tomorrow, we head to Richmond to get to work for Virginia families. pic.twitter.com/F6J8uN9hQc— Aaron Rouse (@AaronRouseVaBch) January 11, 2023
The hotly contested race seized the attention of national Democratic groups after a midterm in which the party outperformed expectations, according to The Hill.
Great enthusiasm and momentum for Kevin Adams!Virginians: get out today and vote early for your next State Senator, @KAdamsforSenate! Today is the last day to vote early, grab 11 friends for Kevin and go! pic.twitter.com/SGWh6h6OVN — Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) January 7, 2023
Republicans hold a 51-47 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates, according to Ballotpedia. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
BREAKING: In the first FLIP of 2023, @AaronRouseVaBch just won his election to Virginia’s SD-07!He’s excited to bring his leadership experience, passion for education, & more to the statehouse. Plus, his victory will help Dems defend our majority in the VA Senate this fall! pic.twitter.com/Db8WKriOsC — Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (@DLCC) January 11, 2023