Self described “socialist” Virginia lawmaker vents after losing re-election bid “This job has made me miserable for the last 4 years”

Self-described “socialist” lawmaker Del Lee Carter was defeated in two races Tuesday.

He finished far behind in his bid for Governor against Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe.

He was also defeated in his own renomination contest by Michelle E. Lopes-Maldonado.

Carter vented on Twitter:

This job has made me miserable for the last 4 years.

I made a lot of people’s lives objectively better, but the constant assassination threats and harassment were terrible for my family and my health.

I’m relieved to say that I’ve done my part, and now it’s someone else’s turn.

He added Thursday:

I’ve been on the receiving end of harassment from the worst people of all political stripes basically nonstop for the last 3 years, with almost zero personal support network, and all I want now is to just be left the hell alone.