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Democrats hold Virginia House seats in special elections

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 10:48:35-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Democrats have held on to two Virginia House seats in special elections.

Candi King narrowly defeated Republican Heather Mitchell on Tuesday in Virginia’s 2nd House District in northern Virginia.

The seat was vacant after former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned to focus on her run for governor.

Also on Tuesday, Angelia Williams Graves easily beat GOP candidate Sylvia Bryant in the Norfolk-based 90th House District.

That seat was previously held by former Del. Joe Lindsey. He stepped down to take a judgeship.

Democratic lawmakers hailed Tuesday’s wins. But Republicans said that King’s narrow margin of victory in northern Virginia indicates growing unhappiness with the General Assembly's Democratic majority.