Some Virginia Democrats Say Livestreamed Sex Acts a Distraction From Election's Real Stakes

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2023-09-20 00:03:53  • 5 mins

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) More Virginia Democrats on Tuesday cast the controversy surrounding a legislative candidate who livestreamed herself performing sex acts as a distraction from the stakes in this fall's elections, while stopping short of fully championing her continued campaign.

Neither the state party nor the House Democratic caucus has publicly called for Susanna Gibson to end her campaign after it was revealed last week that she had sex with her husband in live videos posted on a pornographic website and asked viewers to pay them money in return for carrying out specific sex acts.

But neither group has publicly declared how much support financial or otherwise Gibson can expect moving forward.

Our focus is and has always been on flipping the House and taking back the majority. The MAGA Republicans are continuing to try to distract us while working to implement their plan to ban abortion and roll back the rights and freedoms of all Virginians, House Democratic Caucus Executive Director Amy Friedman said in a statement to The Associated Press.

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