VP Kamala Harris touts ‘great wins’ in deep blue areas after bad night for Democrats

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Harris talks about Democratic victory in NYC mayoral race and a liberal stronghold in Ohio

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Vice President Kamala Harris told reporters on Wednesday that she would leave it to pundits to decide what Republican Glenn Youngkin’s upset victory in the Virginia governor’s race means for Democrats, then two Democratic victories in deep blue fields. Claimed.

“I will say this: we won a great win,” Harris said on Wednesday. “We have Eric Adams in New York. In Ohio, we had Mrs. Brown, Schontel Brown, a great victory and who I think will be a great addition to the United States Congress.”

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Democrat Eric Adams, a former police captain who is currently president of the Brooklyn borough, easily defeated Republican Curtis Sliva to become the next mayor of New York City, where registered Democrats outplayed Republicans by nearly seven-to-one. done.

Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown, who is also chairman of the county Democratic Party, won a special election in Ohio’s dark blue 11th congressional district, where President Biden received nearly 80% of the vote last year.

She will fill the seat vacated by Marcia Fudge, who stepped down as Biden’s secretary of housing and urban development.

McAuliffe accepts Youngkin in potential Virginia gubernatorial election

Kamala Harris campaigns for Democrat Terry McCauliffe’s gubernatorial campaign in the lead-up to Tuesday’s election.

“What happens in Virginia will, in large part, determine what happens in 2022, 2024 and beyond,” the vice president said in October.

Vice President Kamala Harris greets a crowd with Democratic gubernatorial candidate former Governor Terry McAuliffe during a rally in Norfolk, Va., Friday, October 29, 2021.  (AP photo/Steve Halber)

A Republican has not won statewide office in Virginia since 2009 and Biden led the state by 10 percentage points last year, but Youngkin narrowly defeated McCauliffe on Tuesday.

Down ballot in Virginia, Republican Winsome Sears was elected as lieutenant governor, making her the first black woman to fill that role. Republican Jason Miares defeated Democratic incumbent Mark Herring to become the state’s next attorney general, completing a statewide sweep for the GOP in a state that Democrats dominated for more than a decade.

Tuesday’s second big gubernatorial race was in New Jersey, where the race between Republican challenger Jack Ciartarelli and incumbent Democratic Governor Phil Murphy was still close to calling Wednesday evening.


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