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Democrat Elaine Luria holds on to US House seat in Virginia

Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 04, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria has held on to her seat in a Virginia congressional district that includes suburban and rural areas and the world’s largest naval base.

The former U.S. Navy commander defeated Republican Scott Taylor in Tuesday’s election.

Taylor is a former Navy SEAL who represented the district for one term before Luria defeated him in 2018.

The race was competitive: The district was drawn by Republicans and supported President Donald Trump in 2016.

Luria is considered a moderate Democrat who worked across the aisle to author bipartisan legislation.

Her national security experience also played a pivotal role when she advocated for Trump’s impeachment.