Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It's Official: Democrats Sweep Virginia
Virginia Republican Mark Obenshain conceded the race for Attorney General tonight, giving Democrats a sweep of the top three offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the first time since 1989. Democrats Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam were elected as Governor and Lt. Governor, respectively, in November. Democrat Mark Herring had led the vote count by 165 votes out of more than 2 million cast when Obenshain asked for the recount. During the recount, which began this past Monday, Herring's lead over Obenshain increased to over 800.