Aird’s victory, nearly one year after Roe v. Wade was overturned, bolsters protections for abortion rights in the state.
Anti-abortion Democrat Joe Morrissey is fighting for his state Senate seat against Lashrecse Aird, just as Gov. Glenn Youngkin is targeting reproductive rights.
Moderates won the day in Virginia’s soon-to-be Democratic House as Eileen Filler-Corn beat out the left-leaning Lashrecse Aird.
Lashrecse Aird, who is Black and liberal, is challenging Eileen Filler-Corn, a white moderate, for the speakership.