With the fate of two Senate seats in doubt pending election results, Republicans have a chance to gain majority control of that chamber. They already control the House, setting up battles over state policy with incoming governor Terry McAuliffe (D).
Jan. 8, 2014 Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) greets Sen. Mark R. Herring (D-Loudon), Virginia’s attorney general-elect, as the General Assembly reconvenes at the Capitol. The legislature meets with control of the Senate in the balance pending the outcome of two elections and with a Democratic governor poised to take power. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo