Politics | Hard-left Democrat Ebbin faces rookie Republican McGhee in Senate 30th
by Eric Burk
Posted 9/27/11, 03:23 pm
The three candidates in the Democratic primary for Virginia's 30th district senate seat together spent $746,268 on the race, more than any other Virginia primary. Strongly liberal Del. Adam Ebbin, the only openly gay member of the General Assembly, knocked off members of Alexandria City Council and Arlington School Board to win. Ebbin alone raised over $278,000, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. Although he had as of Aug. 31 only about $6,000 left, he may not need much more.