Kiggans Ousts Luria, but Democrats Keep Virginia Losses to a Minimum
Republicans flipped their easiest Virginia target in Tuesday’s midterm elections but fell short of their high expectations as Democrats successfully defended two other contested seats.
State Sen. Jen Kiggans, a Republican from Virginia Beach, defeated Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria by roughly four percentage points in the Hampton Roads-focused 2nd District, the seat most likely to flip to GOP control.
But Republicans were unable to win back bluer territory to the north, where Democratic Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton held off Republican challengers Yesli Vega and Hung Cao in the 7th and 10th districts, respectively.
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