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Amid Trump resistance, Virginia Democrats see surge of candidates for House of Delegates

Amid Trump resistance, Virginia Democrats see surge of candidates for House of Delegates

Republicans hold a dominant 66-34 majority in the House, but Democrats hope the swell of anti-Trump activism in Virginia, the only Southern state Trump did not win, could lead to a 2017 wave in down-ticket House races as Virginians elect a governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

As of late last week, Democrats said they had candidates running in 43 of the 66 House districts that Republicans currently represent, more than double the 21 GOP districts Democrats contested in 2015. So far, Republicans have five challengers among the 34 Democratic-held districts.

Angela Lynn Battles Again for District 25 Virginia House of Delegates Seat - Data Snapshot

Angela Lynn Battles Again for District 25 Virginia House of Delegates Seat - Data Snapshot

Dawn Adams, Mary Jo Sheeley and Ben Pearson-Nelson Compete to Represent District 68 in Virginia's House of Delegates

Dawn Adams, Mary Jo Sheeley and Ben Pearson-Nelson Compete to Represent District 68 in Virginia's House of Delegates