Eight cam­paigns, $34 mil­lion lat­er, Democ­rats toast win­ning strat­e­gy

(The Cen­ter Square) – Most com­men­ta­tors avoid­ed mak­ing strong pre­dic­tions about the out­come of Tuesday’s gen­er­al elec­tion for the Vir­ginia Sen­ate, but many also not­ed that the 40-mem­ber Sen­ate tends to lean left.
It leaned into a vic­to­ry for Democ­rats ear­ly Wednes­day morn­ing.
The Democ­rats were clear­ly favored to win 20 seats head­ing into the elec­tion. Just one of the four high­ly com­pet­i­tive seats that could go either way would keep the Sen­ate major­i­ty, pos­si­bly even the 22–18 advan­tage held pri­or to Elec­tion Day.
As a result, Democ­rats focused almost all of their ener­gies on the seats where they had the advan­tage. Both par­ties com­pet­ed fierce­ly for the four sea …