Recent news on the race between Briana Sewell | Democrat for Virginia’s 51st District (sewellfordelegate.com) and Tim Cox for Delegate, District 51 (timcoxforvirginia.com) for House of Delegates District 51 is surprisingly scanty. Since neither of these candidates are incumbents, that’s a real shame and a dereliction of duty by the news media.
Here is some of what little is available.
- Audio: VA GOP House of Delegates Candidate Rants That Transgender Reassignment Surgery Is “gross and disgusting — and that makes you unfit for duty” | Blue Virginia: This article indicates the insanity of today’s debates.We are actually arguing over whether the military should pay for transgender reassignment surgery? Why would we want our military diverting scarce funds to transgender reassignment surgery? After this surgery, the victim has to recover. So, the victime is not fit for duty. Moreover, transgender reassignment surgery (and taking sex hormones) actually harms the victim’s overall health.
- Biden endorses 21 Virginia House of Delegates candidates ahead of election | TheHill and Prince William Chamber PAC endorses three House candidates | Headlines | insidenova.com: Sewell received President Joe Biden’s and the Prince William Chamber PAC’s endorsement.
- Democratic candidates in Virginia House battleground districts raised 69% more money than Republican candidates – Virginia Articles – Transparency USA: Sewell has received an extraordinary amount of money in campaign donations.
- Virginia House of Delegates Districts (2021): HD 31, HD 40, HD 51 (dailykos.com) and Youngkin, McAuliffe report massive fundraising hauls for July and August – The Washington Post: The dailykos and The Washington Post are famously partisan, but both these articles provide a synopsis of how Democrats view the importance of money political contests. Consider the saying: “Money is the mother’s milk of politics (see The Big Apple: “Money is the mother’s milk of politics” (barrypopik.com)).”
- Briana Sewell , Virginia House of Delegates | Sister District Project: This is not a news article. The Sister District Project is a partisan organization. However, it contains some background on the candidate.
- Episode 72 – Tim Cox candidate for Virginia House of Delegates District 51 (podbean.com) and Interview with Tim Cox, Republican Candidate for the 51st district in Virginia – Elections Daily (elections-daily.com): These are interviews with the candidate.
Voter Guides for the House of Delegates races are somewhat scarce, but we have our own. See the notice below. Note that Cox responded to our survey. Here are some additional voter guides.
- Virginia | iVoterGuide.com, the project of a coalition of Christian organizations (see Our Partners | iVoterGuide.com), provides a Liberal/Conservative rating for each of the candidates with respect to both the statewide races (Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General) and each of the House of Delegate races. Click on the “MORE” button to find addtional information including responses to a questionnaire (when candidates choose to respond).
- Virginia Voter Guide | Your Values. Your Vote. Your Voice. (vavoterguide.com) is a product of The Family Foundation. The guide contains section with the statewide candidates (pdf file) and a link showing the positions of the candidates for the House of Delegates (View All Candidates). Alternately, you can fill in the fields and get something more personal.
- PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY | Progressive Voters Guide is what it sounds like (see About | Progressive Voters Guide). This guide provides bios on the “progressive” candidates. Has nothing to say about the other candidates.
- 2021 Virginia Voter Guide: Election Day is November 2nd! – UFCW Local 400 (ufcw400.org) is a union webpage that provides union members directions on who to vote for.
- NORML – Smoke the Vote is a guide that a group advocating the legalization of marijuana has put together.
- On Election Day – Be the Voice of Small Business (nfib.com) is a guide put together by a Virginia organization that advocates for small business. Their guide contains a list of endorsements.
- VCA Voter Guide (virginiachristianaction.org) is a Christian voter guide that makes use of the votes the incumbents made in the House of Delegates. So, there are quite a few “unknowns” with respect to the positions of some of the candidates, but there is also quite a bit of information.
In addition, consider two other sources.
- Briana Sewell – Ballotpedia and Tim Cox – Ballotpedia. Only Tim Cox filled out Ballotpedia‘s survey.
- Elections: House of Delegates District 51 (vpap.org) contains useful information on who is funding each of the candidates. It is worthwhile checking out who is funding each of the candidates and considering how that affects their loyalty to their party and donors, including out of state donors.
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