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GOP Takes Back Virginia and Winsome Sears Makes History as First Lieutenant Governor Woman of Color

Virginia has spoken at the polls and elected Republican candidate Winsome Sears as Lieutenant Governor and Glenn Youngkin as Governor

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Virginia has spoken at the polls and elected Republican candidate Winsome Sears as Lieutenant Governor and Republican Glenn Youngkin as Governor. Sears, 57, will become the first Black woman to win a statewide office in Virginia.

Sears beat Democratic candidate Hala Ayala with over 51% of the vote as of late Tuesday. Ayala is a native Virginian in the House of Delegates, and identifies as Afro-Latina, with roots in North Africa, El Salvador, Lebanon, and Ireland. Sears ran her campaign on creating more jobs, lowering taxes and strengthening state schools. Ayala focused on affordable healthcare.

Winsome Sears

Winsome Sears

A former Marine, Sears emigrated to the United States when she was a child from Jamaica. Her resume includes being the director of a Salvation Army homeless shelter, served a single term in Virginia’s House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004, was vice president of the Virginia Board of Education, and owns an appliance and plumbing repair store in Virginia.

Sears was the first Black Republican, first female military veteran, and the first naturalized US citizen to serve in the legislative body. She also beat out the 20-year Democratic incumbent of Virginia’s 90th District, William Robinson. Instead of seeking re-election in her seat, she unsuccessfully ran for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district in Congress against longtime Democratic representative Bobby Scott.

Sears also served as the national chairperson for the Black Americans to Re-Elect President Trump; a position that may have helped her in her win as she touted it often on the campaign trail.

Business Insider reports “Sears ran alongside Glenn Youngkin, Virginia’s new governor-elect, and Republican Del. Jason Miyares, the state’s new attorney general-elect. Ayala was on a ticket with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring.”

“These three statewide races posed the most significant electoral test yet of the Democratic party’s strength in the commonwealth since President Joe Biden took office in January.”

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  1. Laurence

    November 4, 2021 at 12:05 am

    “Ayala is a native Virginian in the House of Delegates, and identifies as Afro-Latina.”

    It would be nice if she’d identify as “American”.

  2. Mark Richardson

    November 4, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Awesome!!!

    • Ragnar Bruno

      November 7, 2021 at 3:52 pm

      Enough of the first back woman stuff.
      Anyone can see she is an incredibly substantial woman.
      If she performs, she’s destined for bigger things.

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Biden’s 60 Minutes Interview Horrifies White House: ‘Does NOT Reflect the OFFICIAL Position’

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Uh oh. Someone let President Joe Biden speak by himself again and damage control immediately ensued. President Joe Biden’s “60 Minutes” interview which aired on CBS Sunday was 60 minutes of pure torture for viewers and 60 minutes of pure angst for the White House; everyone but the president himself.

60 Minutes’ official Twitter account publicly called out the President’s answers with an embarrassing statement that his own administration was in disagreement with him:

“President Biden tells 60 Minutes that U.S. men and women would defend Taiwan in the vent of a Chinese invasion. However, after our interview, a White House official told us that U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed.”

CBS’ Scott Pelley also discussed inflation; an issue drastically affecting the welfare and wellbeing of families. Biden deflected with zero sympathy:

As for President Biden’s son Joe, he is sticking with the narrative that Hunter is the “smartest” person he knows and that “there’s not a single thing that I’ve observed at all that would affect me or the United States relative to my son Hunter.”

Biden also said that while the “proof of the pudding is in the eating” in response to being asked if he is fit to be President, Biden did not commit to saying whether or not he will run for re-election. His “intention” is to run again, “but that’s just intention” he said. “Is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”

 

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