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Republicans pick Freitas in closely watched House contest

Nick Freitas
Nick Freitas
Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 19, 2020

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.