Lots of surprises but no clear message from Virginia primary

Lots of surprises but no clear message from Virginia primary

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Yasmine Taeb, center, reacts as she watches the results of the vote come in, at an election night party at Zaaki Restaurant and Hookah Bar in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, June 11. 2019. Saslaw, who did not face a primary challenger for 40 years, won the race. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via AP)
Joe Morrissey hugs his wife Myrna with son Maverick, 17-month-old, as he celebrates his Democratic primary win in the 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Virginia State Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won a close race with his first primary opponent in 39 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Yasmine Taeb speaks at an election night party after making a call to Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, while at Zaaki Restaurant and Hookah Bar in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, June 11. 2019. Saslaw, who did not face a primary challenger for 40 years, won the race. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via AP)
Joe Morrissey, right, with his daughter Bella, 3, celebrates his Democratic primary win in 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Virginia 24th District Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, speaks with Virginia 25th District delegate Steve Landes during an election night party at The Depot Grille in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
Virginia 24th District Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, is congratulated by family members as he arrives at The Depot Grille for an Election Night party in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
Supporters of state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, are illuminated by cell phone screens as they check results at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw is in a close race with his first primary opponent in 39 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia 24th District senator Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, gives a victory speech during a party at The Depot Grille in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
Yasmine Taeb is greeted by a supporter during an election night party at Zaaki Restaurant and Hookah Bar in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, June 11. 2019. She challenged Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, 79, for the Democratic slot in the 35th district. Taeb, 39, is his first primary opponent in 40 years. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via AP)

Lots of surprises but no clear message from Virginia primary

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Yasmine Taeb, center, reacts as she watches the results of the vote come in, at an election night party at Zaaki Restaurant and Hookah Bar in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, June 11. 2019. Saslaw, who did not face a primary challenger for 40 years, won the race. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via AP)
Joe Morrissey hugs his wife Myrna with son Maverick, 17-month-old, as he celebrates his Democratic primary win in the 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Virginia State Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won a close race with his first primary opponent in 39 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Yasmine Taeb speaks at an election night party after making a call to Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, while at Zaaki Restaurant and Hookah Bar in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, June 11. 2019. Saslaw, who did not face a primary challenger for 40 years, won the race. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via AP)
Joe Morrissey, right, with his daughter Bella, 3, celebrates his Democratic primary win in 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Virginia 24th District Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, speaks with Virginia 25th District delegate Steve Landes during an election night party at The Depot Grille in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
Virginia 24th District Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, is congratulated by family members as he arrives at The Depot Grille for an Election Night party in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
Supporters of state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, are illuminated by cell phone screens as they check results at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw is in a close race with his first primary opponent in 39 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia 24th District senator Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, gives a victory speech during a party at The Depot Grille in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
Yasmine Taeb is greeted by a supporter during an election night party at Zaaki Restaurant and Hookah Bar in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, June 11. 2019. She challenged Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, 79, for the Democratic slot in the 35th district. Taeb, 39, is his first primary opponent in 40 years. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via AP)
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