Since the decision of the Virginia Attorney General’s race, Virginia has turned its attention to the Senate seat vacated by Senator Mark Herring (D).
This race could upset a balanced General Assembly.
Three candidates are vying for Herring’s seat from the 33rd District: Republican John Whitbeck, chairman of the state’s 10th Congressional District Republican Committee; Democrat Jennifer Wexton, a Leesburg lawyer who made an unsuccessful bid for Loudoun County commonwealth’s attorney in 2011; and state Del. Joe T. May, a longtime Republican lawmaker ousted in a primary this year. May recently cut his ties to the GOP and is running as an independent candidate, according to The Washington Post.