Dem Candidate Support Drops After Scandal

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Susanna Gibson, a Virginia Democrat, made a huge splash in the news as of late.

The nurse practitioner hoping to become a state house legislator had a side job that got her in a lot of attention.

Gibson was uploading videos of her performing “acts” on an adult website. Her husband was also involved and when the videos came to light, she claimed they were being weaponized against her.

The Virginia legislator hopeful did not get the support she hoped for in the wake of the scandal and now it has backfired on her.

According to reports, some view that her campaign is over, and she’s down 10 points in the polls.

Virginia Democrats seem to be distancing themselves from her because most of her endorsements have been rescinded.

From the New York Post:

 Democratic candidate for the Virginia legislature who was caught performing sex acts with her husband for “tips” during online webcam shows is down more than 10 percentage points among likely voters in her district, according to a poll conducted after the scandal surfaced.

Susanna Gibson, who is running to represent the 57th District in the Old Dominion’s House of Delegates, trails Republican David Owen by 49.5% to 38.9%, a Cygnal poll exclusively obtained by The Post shows.

Owen, a businessman, held a 4% lead among those voters when Cygnal conducted a previous survey of the race in August — before the Washington Post broke the news of Gibson’s online sex shows.

After the news broke the Virginia DNC was very slow to comment on the scandal. Gibson said that the leak reported on by the Washington Post wouldn’t stop her.

“It won’t intimidate me, and it won’t silence me,” she said. “My political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they’re willing to commit a sex crime to attack me and my family because there’s no line they won’t cross to silence women when they speak up.”

Well, it would appear that it did.