The votes are being tallied and the ads and mail have come to a screeching halt! Control of the Senate and House of Representatives is still in the balance. All eyes are on the Arizona and Nevada Senate races, and Georgia heads to a runoff on December 6th. There are at least 400,000 votes remaining to be counted in Maricopa County, Arizona alone.
A key Pennsylvania Senate seat was flipped by Democrat John Fetterman, boosting Democratic hopes of keeping a majority in the Senate. Both parties now need two seats to win control of the Senate.
In Virginia, all 11 Congressional Districts were up for re-election. All but one of those elections resulted in the incumbent remaining in their role. This will bode well for REALTORS® as we supported each of the incumbents in their efforts as they are identified as REALTOR® champions. The seat that was flipped was in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Jen Kiggans defeated Congresswoman Elaine Luria by obtaining 52% of the vote to Luria’s 48%. Although REALTORS® supported Luria’s efforts for re-election, they have previously supported Kiggans in her campaign efforts in the Virginia Senate. We have a great working relationship with the Congresswoman-Elect and look forward to her efforts to support REALTOR® initiatives in her new role.
As we await final results to better understand the makeup of Congress and the U.S. Senate for the next two years, it is worth noting that we must also begin to prepare for 2023, when all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates and all 40 members of the Virginia Senate will campaign for re-election in newly drawn districts. It is more important now than ever to register to Vote, Act, and Invest. Remember, REALTORS®, your vote is your voice and when we work together to elect REALTOR® champions, we all WIN!
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