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Derechos Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 06:00 PM
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Houck concedes defeat, ensuring GOP control of Virginia Senate

By Laura Vozzella


State Sen. R. Edward Houck conceded defeat Thursday, ending any Democratic hopes of hanging onto power in Richmond.

The Spotsylvania Democrat announced his decision at a news conference in Fredericksburg and on Facebook afterward.

His opponent, Republican Bryce Reeves, picked up four more votes in Thursday in a Virginia Senate race that delivered the last bastion of Democratic power in Richmond to the GOP.

With the addition of those votes, Reeves defeated Houck by about 225 votes, Houck said. The chances of the recount changing 225 votes were very, very remote, he told reporters on a conference call.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/p...
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muddrunner17 Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:31 PM
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1. The loss of Houck is devastating to education.
He has been a major force in protecting our schools from the extreme right wing agenda that continually comes out of the House of Delegates. He will be missed in Richmond.
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 02:53 PM
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2. We are so f#$ked
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 11:54 AM
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3. Yes we are
Now those "independent" voters can take resposibility for the right wing agenda that is coming!

But then again American voters never seem to want to take resposibility for their fuckups!!!
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