Vir­ginia can­di­date who lost fol­low­ing sex tape scan­dal claims ‘vot­ers did­n’t care’

Vir­ginia Demo­c­rat Susan­na Gib­son, whose cam­paign was cat­a­pult­ed into the spot­light fol­low­ing the release of sex­u­al­ly explic­it videos, said her nar­row loss in a Vir­ginia state Sen­ate race was because “vot­ers did­n’t care” about the scan­dal.
Gib­son, who lost to Repub­li­can David Owen in the 57th Dis­trict in the Novem­ber leg­isla­tive elec­tion, said “very few peo­ple actu­al­ly seemed to care” about the leaked videos. Ini­tial reports stat­ed that she per­formed sex acts for mon­ey but Gib­son has pushed back against the claims, stat­ing that she was unaware she was being record­ed or that the videos would be dis­sem­i­nat­ed.
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When asked in an inter­view with Politi­co what she drew from the fact that the race was close — she lost by less than 1,000 votes — Gib­son said, “That vot­ers did­n’t care.”
“I took more time off than orig­i­nal­ly inte …