Vir­ginia elec­tions: Demo­c­rat Dan­i­ca Roem defeats Bill Woolf in state Sen­ate race

Virginia elections: Democrat Danica Roem defeats Bill Woolf in state Senate race

Demo­c­ra­t­ic Del. Dan­i­ca Roem defeat­ed Repub­li­can Bill Woolf in a bid for Vir­ginia Sen­ate, deal­ing a blow to Repub­li­can chances of flip­ping con­trol of the upper cham­ber.
Roem, a jour­nal­ist and state del­e­gate, beat Woolf, a first-time can­di­date who spent most of his career in law enforce­ment, to rep­re­sent the Man­as­sas-area 30th Dis­trict.
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The north­ern Virginia‑D.C. exur­b’s deci­sion to send a Demo­c­rat to Rich­mond means the par­ty is one step clos­er to keep­ing con­trol of the state Sen­ate, which has thwart­ed Gov. Glenn Youngk­in’s (R‑VA) agen­da.
Woolf high­light­ed crime as a key com­po­nent of his cam­paign, lean­ing on his law enforce­ment bona fides. “What we heard over­whelm­ing­ly was con­cerns about crime, the rise in crime in Prince William Coun­ty in par­tic­u­lar, with vio­lent crime up 70%. Peo­ple are con­cerned about that,” he said, accord­ing to Inside NOVA.
He also focused on the ris­ing cost of liv­ing in his dis­trict as well as pa …