The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) publicly praised Virginia governor Ralph Northam Wednesday on its Twitter feed for the first time since a photo from the governor's medical school yearbook page emerged featuring an individual in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
Donald Sussman, a billionaire hedge fund manager, donated $100,000 to a Democratic political action committee in Virginia earlier this month, making him the single largest donor outside of the PAC's board members.
National Democratic groups that previously called on Virginia governor Ralph Northam to resign announced a partnership with his political action committee to flip the commonwealth's Republican-controlled legislature this November.
Two staffers for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax resigned in the midst of a series of scandals afflicting the state's political leaders, including two accusations of sexual assault against Fairfax himself.