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Women Volunteers, Grassroots Groups Powered Wexton’s Win in Virginia



    Mobilization of Women Crucial to Wexton Win

    Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton won a seat Democrats haven't held in four decades, and suburban women are getting a lot of credit for helping elect female candidates. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey looks at the winning formula powered by women. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018)

    Suburban women are getting a lot of the credit for helping Representative-elect Jennifer Wexton flip Virginia’s 10th Congressional District this elections.

    Kathy Shupe of Sterling knocked on hundreds of voters to turn out voters.

    “I believe that women are the reason this happened and I believe that we will continue to be that reason to change all of this in the United States,” she said.

    Wexton credited women and the groups they are aligned with — like Indivisible and Moms Demand Action — for her victory over Republican incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock.

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    “Mobilization of women and joining women’s groups was huge in my race,” she said. “I mean it was one of the top things that set my race apart from a lot of others.”

    Moms Demand Action members are determined to flip more seats.

    Political activism is new to some in this group. For years, Cindy McCoy had donated money, but after President Donald Trump's election, she realized she had to do more.

    “It's not enough to just be upset and yell and cry,” she said. “You have to actually do something, so I realized I had to get on my feet and do more.”

    “Really investing our passion and interest in making sure we are protecting our kids for the future,” Kristin Jones said

    They are already thinking about next year’s election for the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia General Assembly.

    Wexton Unseats GOP's Comstock in Va.'s 10th House District

    [DC] Wexton Unseats Republican Comstock in Virginia's 10th US House District

    Virginia's 10th Congressional District flipped from red to blue Tuesday with state Sen. Jennifer Wexton's defeat of U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018)

    “We’re forming this group of women and people are joining us every day,” Elizabeth Coppage said, adding, “We’re all going to keep going. It’s not over by far.”

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