Roem campaigned on a platform of transgender sex education for kindergarteners, whereas, Marshall is a seasoned social conservative who has defended life, family, and religious freedom in the Virginia legislature.
(Prince William County, VA)—[Lifesitenews.com] A transgender political candidate won a seat in Virginia's legislature tonight, making history for LGBT and left-wing activists and defeating one of the commonwealth's staunchest social conservative delegates. (Photo: Democrat Daniel "Danica" Roem/via LifeSiteNews.com)
Incumbent Del. Bob Marshall, a Republican, lost to Democrat Daniel "Danica" Roem, a man who purports to be a woman. Roem will represent Virginia's 13th district, making him the first-ever transgender state legislator.
"This is what happens when the radical transgender lobby pours more than $600,000 into a small state race and conservative donors largely sit the race out—Democrats cruise to victory and claim a mandate on an issue they were too afraid to outwardly campaign on," said Terry Schilling, Executive Director of American Principles Project. "Delegate Marshall ran an incredible race and did the best he could, but ultimately, with the news media cheering hard for Danica Roem and the transgender lobby purchasing a small state race for the absurd price of $60 per vote, defeat was inevitable."
Political pundits called this the "race of the year." Marshall has an impressive record of defending life and marriage and the laws protecting them. Roem stressed during his campaign that "it's time for us to take out those parts of our state code that still make us a regressive place."
Roem won the Democratic primary and launched an aggressive campaign against Marshall, who for 25 years represented Virginia's 13th district.
As Northern Virginia has become more liberal over the past few years, Marshall has had to fight to keep his seat. Marshall's Prince William County and Manassas City Park district, usually more conservative than closer-in D.C. suburbs, has also swung more "blue."
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