Democrat Dave Marsden has won the special election in the 37 state senate district to replace newly elected Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. He narrowly edged out Steve Hunt, the favorite son of some Republicans in this area.
Marsden’s opponent Steve Hunt attempted to convince voters that he was was not an ideologue, but apparently he wasn’t too convincing. Anti-bvbl published a postregarding Hunt’s involvement with a crisis pregnancy center that handed out erroneouos information to women in December. 37th district, which runs from Springfield to Centreville and includes Burke, Fair Oaks, and Chantilly. The voters in this area are not right wing extremists and apparently rejected this type of candidate. Usually ideologues come out in droves for special elections but it didn’t work this time.
It is good to know that a main-stream candidates now represents the 37th–finally! Currently the Virginia Senate is narrowly under Democratic control. Congratulations to Dave Marsden.