Next year Delegate John Bell (D-Loudoun) will challenge Senator Dick Black (R-13th district) for his Senate seat. Bell is too extreme for the 13th as indicated by his ratings from various citizens groups and his votes in the General Assembly.
American Conservative Union gave Senator Black a lifetime score on 97% on conservative issues. Bell was rated at 16%.
Virginia Citizens Defense League which supports our Second Amendment rights gave Senator Black a perfect score, 100%. Delegate Bell scored 24%.
The Family Foundation has also given Senator Black a perfect score of 100%. They scored Delegate Bell at 11%.
Delegate Bell has voted consistently against all Home Schooling bills and any school choice for families. Senator Black supports both. Delegate Bell is in support of teaching Common Core in our schools, Senator Black is not.
Bell has always supported Planned Parenthood and their funding while Senator Black has always opposed it.
Senator Black has never voted to raise taxes and never will. Will Delegate Bell take the same pledge?
The bottom line, Delegate Bell is too extreme for the 13th Senate district.