Transgender victor leads backlash against Donald Trump

The signs of a progressive backlash against Donald Trump's presidency began in key U.S state elections overnight, including a victory by the nation's first openly transgender candidate.

Danica Roem

In a historic result, Democrat Danica Roem beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall, one of Virginia‘s most socially conservative lawmakers, in the election in the northern Virginia district, reports AP.

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She unseated Marshall, one of the state’s longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers.

A few months ago he had sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

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