November 8, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on the Election Results from VA-06 and VA-09

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statements after the race was called in Virginia’s 9th and 6th congressional races:

Kai Degner, Democratic Candidate in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District

“Kai Degner proved he was up for the challenge on day one of his campaign, and he braved that challenge until the last vote was cast. His passion and commitment to his district was limitless, and that’s exactly the type of energy that will carry on to his next endeavor. Kai exceeded expectations, and I am confident that his hard fought race will lay the foundation for Democratic opportunities in the 6th Congressional District.”

Derek Kitts, Democratic Candidate in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District

“Derek Kitts outshined Morgan Griffith in this race. The difference between the two could not have been clearer: Derek is a veteran who wanted to work on behalf of Southwest Virginia, and Griffith went to Washington and never came back. Derek’s commitment to Southwest Virginians clearly resonated with voters, and his message won’t fade anytime soon. After traveling thousands of miles and talking with hundreds of Virginians, it’s clear that Derek has been and will continue to be a champion for the ‘Fighting Ninth!”