Fairfax Democrats Move Even Further Left

Republican Candidates Offer Mainstream, Commonsense Alternative

In Tuesday’s primary elections, the hard left solidified its hold over the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. Soros-funded Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano was nominated for a second term, notwithstanding a significant rise in crime during his tenure. Fairfax Democrats also nominated current school board members for higher offices, despite a record of extended school closures, lower standards, and falling test scores. Notably, moderate Democrat Chap Petersen was ousted by leftist Saddam Salim in Senate District 37. Salim will face Republican Ken Reid, a former Leesburg supervisor, in November. (To see a list of all GOP nominees and endorsees across Fairfax County, click here.)

“Last night’s election results sent a very clear message: common sense is not welcome in today’s Democrat Party,” Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts said today. “In a low turnout election, Fairfax Democrats nominated candidates who are fundamentally hostile to mainstream values. In the case of Steve Descano, Fairfax Dems doubled down on a radical, pro-criminal worldview that endangers the most vulnerable among us. Now more than ever, it’s vital that we elect sensible Republicans — from School Board to the General Assembly — to put a check on the very worst excesses of today’s out-of-touch Democrat leaders. To all moderate, rank-and-file Democrats who are now politically homeless in Fairfax County: we in the Fairfax GOP invite you to join us in favor of safer streets, better schools, and a brighter future for all Virginians.”

The radical turn of Fairfax Democrats mirrors a statewide trend in which moderates fell to leftist rivals. Democrats “have moved ideologically further left, pushing one bad idea after another,” Virginia House Speaker Todd Gilbert noted in a statement issued last night. “The choice this November could not be more clear.”

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