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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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Carter on Hannity: House Judiciary Committee will subpoena DOJ over Biden classified docs

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Sara Carter joined Sean Hannity to discuss the classified documents being found in multiple places of both work and residence of Joe Biden from his time in the Obama administration. Carter states “One of the big questions from the House Judiciary Committee is how did President Joe Biden’s legal team stumble upon the classified documents that were found at Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center.”

“Why hasn’t the FBI been vocal and transparent about the fact that they searched that office and found the classified documents on November 2nd” Carter questions. Additionally, they have not yet “disclosed to the House Committees whether or not they had searched the house in Delaware or Rehoboth Beach to the full extent,” says Carter who noted the committees wanted the information by January 27th.

Carter spoke to sources who told her they will be serving subpoenas to “personnel from the Department of Justice because Attorney General Merrick Garland has refused to answer specific questions they sent to him on January 13th.”

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