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This year, Marshall introduced a bill that would have forced transgender people to use public restrooms associated with their birth gender, instead of the gender they identify with. And while her victory took what some pundits viewed as a gutsy path to victory in a state whose politics were once defined by far more conservative views, she insisted she never wavered in her decision, trusting voters to take faith in her message and see past her non-traditional day job and lifestyle.

In the race for Virginia's 13th District, Roem, who was the Virginia House of Delegates candidate, defeated Republican incumbent Bob Marshall. He refused to debate Roem and referred to her as a male throughout the campaign.

For months, Roem had knocked on doors and visited subdivisions, talking to anyone who would listen about her goal of alleviating traffic on Northern Virginia's crowded roadways. She raised almost triple the amount of campaign funds as Republican rival Bob Marshall, known as one of the most socially conservative Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates.

So then what did Roem have to say about Marshall once it was announced that she had successfully beat him out for the state seat?

Jenny Durkan is projected to win the mayoral race, which would make her the first lesbian mayor in Seattle, reported the Seattle Times. "We don't just want a seat at the table, we want to set the table".

Democrat Danica Roem falls to her knees after getting a call from former vice president Joe Biden congratulating her on her win over incumbent Del.

"For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future", he said.

"Discrimination is a disqualifier", Roem said Tuesday night after her victory, the Post reports.

Marshall also thanked his supporters in a statement on Facebook after conceding his defeat.

During the campaign, Marshall and other Republicans frequently misidentified Roem's gender and put out campaign ads that also attacked her transgender identity. "I'm committed to continue the fight for you, but in a different role going forward".

One pf the biggest reasons Roem ran is what some commuters describe as a awful commute along Route 28. "This is why I ran". She won more than 70% of the votes, the newspaper reported.

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