McDonnell's money couldn't buy support for his policies
November 8, 2011
Progressive voter turnout yesterday was better than the Tea Party expected and resulted in a likely 20 to 20 seat split between Democrats and Republicans in the State Senate. If this scenario is confirmed by the State Board of Elections, control of the State Senate will be divided, but conservative Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling will be able to cast tie breaking votes.
Progressive Point: Despite spending much more money, Governor Bob McDonnell and the Tea Party were not able to buy an unstoppable majority in the Virginia State Senate. Virginians across the Commonwealth did not want to hand him and his party a blank check when it comes to our social and fiscal future. Despite how hard the Tea Party tried to take over our government, many more progressives showed up at the polls to say no and reject their radical agenda. While it will often be an uphill battle for average Virginians, today we are beginning a new fight for our shared future and values. Today the future of the State Senate is foggy, one thing is clear: McDonnell's money couldn't buy support for his terrible policies.