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Virginia’s Democrat Mark Warner Takes GOP Senate Seat

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Democrat Mark Warner on Tuesday won his bid to replace retiring Republican Sen. John Warner in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, a victory that will help Democrats solidify their hold on Congress.

All the major networks have called this race. With six percent of the precincts reporting, Warner has 57 percent of the vote.

Warner, a popular former governor, beat Republican Jim Gilmore, also a former governor. Warner’s election means Democrats will hold both U.S. Senate seats as well as the governor’s mansion in this once solidly Republican Southern state.


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November 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Posted in Senate Races

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