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Emails show that Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn (D) and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) asked the State Inspector General to investigate a whistleblower complaint.
These emails show that party leaders in the General Assembly were notified of a whistleblower on March 3. Filler-Corn and Saslaw then asked the OSIG to look into it the next day.
“The accusations alleged by this attorney on behalf of his client are concerning,” wrote Speaker Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Saslaw on March 4.
Westfall replied on March 11 saying his office will be taking “appropriate actions.”
Read the emails below:
Virginia Scope is working to obtain the original letter from the whistleblower.
Democratic House of Delegates candidate Kim Melnyk was listed as an endorser for Republican Ben Loyola in the VA-02 congressional primary last year.
Melnyk is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the 84th House of Delegates district seat (Virginia Beach) that is currently held by Delegate Glenn Davis (R), who is also running for lieutenant governor.
She is a member of the Virginia Beach school board and is facing criticism from progressive members of the Democratic Party who believe that she is a Republican. Melnyk claims that she is no longer a Republican and has supported Democrats in recent years.
Her campaign did not respond to inquiries about Ben Loyola listing her as a supporter on his campaign website when he was seeking the Republican nomination to run against Elaine Luria in 2020. Sources who were close to Loyola at the time confirmed that the endorsement would not have been on the website without being confirmed with Melnyk first.
Travis Hackworth (R) wins state Senate special election to fill Ben Chafin’s seat
Here are the final results of the election that took place Tuesday night to fill the vacant state Senate seat for District 38.
Hackworth’s win returns the Senate to a split of 21 Democrats to 19 Republicans.
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