This week, voters went to the polls in several states in this off-year election cycle. One race was being watched closely in the state of Virginia.
A first-time candidate, Susanna Gibson, was running for a seat on the state’s House of Delegates. The Democrat tried to leverage her history as a working mom and nurse to win votes.
But it came out that she had previously been a “porn-streamer” who provided sexual content for tips online. She refused to drop out of the race, blaming Republicans for the controversy. This is what voters decided
Democrat Susanna Gibson, the nurse and porn-streamer who ran for a House seat in Virginia, lost in a tight race to Republican Dave Owens by less than 1,000 votes on Tuesday night.
Final election results showed Owen with 51.16 percent of the vote, and Gibson with 48.40 percent, separated by only 966 votes.
Gibson was outed mid-race as a porn-streamer who performed live sex acts with her husband for tips.
Scandal-ridden candidate Susanna Gibson lost her bid for a Virginia House seat, losing to Republican Dave Owens. Owen won the seat with 51.16 percent of the vote. Gibson’s election chances were thrown into jeopardy after she was outed for producing adult content online.
Videos surfaced of the woman and her husband, performing sex acts for tips from online viewers.
Once the scandal broke, Virginia Democrats began to distance themselves from the candidate. Some, like Rep. Abigail Spanberger, removed a photo of herself and Gibson from X. Others began to withdraw endorsements or claim to have never backed her campaign.
Gibson refused to drop out of the race. Her campaign tried to spin the scandal, accusing Republicans of breaking the law to out her. It’s unclear who was behind discovering Gibson’s secret past.
Questions remained, however, if this scandal would cost her the election. Virginia, a deep-blue state, might overlook Gibson’s history to support a Democrat. While the race was close, the scandal certainly cost her votes.
- Scandal-ridden Virginia Democrat candidate Susanna Gibson lost her race.
- She had been outed for producing adult content online before entering politics.
- She lost to Dave Owens, who won by 51.16% of the vote.