The Washington Post details the importance of Jennifer Wexton's victory as her victory
delivers control of the Virginia Senate to her party (Democrats).
The Washington Post reports, "The election followed a short but highly charged race between the three contenders. Wexton focused on motivating the Democratic base, particularly women. . . "
The Post continues, "Wexton was helped by her major fundraising advantage: She took in more than $900,000 in the time-shortened race, with roughly two-thirds of the cash coming from Virginia Democratic Party committees and party leaders."