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Notes: Senator J.D. Vance welcomed to Del Ray with ‘yarn bombing’ near new home

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Possible light rain in the morning. High of 74 and low of 60.
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Del Ray is traditionally known as a welcoming neighborhood. Freshman Senator J.D. Vance from Ohio seems to be a notable exception.

Politico reported that a signpost near Vance’s new $1.5 million home has been yarn bombed — covered with rainbow knitting, likely in protest against Vance’s anti-LGBTQ positions.

Washingtonian senior editor Andrew Beaujon noted that the yarn bombing is a step up from the guerrilla fairy door campaign back in 2021.

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