Aird projected to defeat Ditri in Virginia Senate District 13 race

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Nov 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-07 23:20:01-05

UPDATE: Democrat Lashrecse Aird was projected to defeat Republican Eirc Ditri.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Democrat Lashrecse Aird, formerly a three-term delegate representing Petersburg, made the biggest splash of primary season when her victory over Senator Joe Morrissey was seen nationally as a win based on the candidate's differing views on abortion access.

The Republican nominee is Eric Ditri, who grew up in Prince George County and now works as a loan officer at a Virginia mortgage company.

Aird raised more $2 million during this election cycle, likely related to her primary fight with Morrissey and major contributions for workers unions and Planned Parenthood, giving her a significant edge in dollars raised. Ditri writes that crime, poverty, and homelessness are holding the district back and will not "kick the can down the road."

Overall, Democrats on the statewide ticket would have carried District 13 by 10 to 20 percentage points in every election since 2016, and VPAP lists it as leaning Democratic.

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