RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Republicans have picked state Del. Nick Freitas as their candidate in one of the country’s most closely watched congressional races.
News outlets report Freitas won a convention Saturday to be the GOP nominee for a Richmond-area congressional district and face freshman U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger in the fall.
Freitas defeated state Del. John McGuire and several other candidates in a hard-fought convention that took several hours and three rounds of voting before a winner was declared.