Dang! This is almost as embarrassing of a loss as Hillary Clinton losing to Donald Trump!
The race focused on traffic and other local issues in suburban Prince William County but also exposed the nationâ€™s fault lines over gender identity. It pitted a 33-year-old former journalist who beganÂ her physical gender transition four years ago against a 13-term incumbent who called himself Virginiaâ€™s â€œchief homophobeâ€ and earlier this year introduced a â€œbathroom billâ€ thatÂ died in committee.
This shows that you have to know who your constituents are andÂ fully understand what is motivating them to vote.