Lewis declared winner in 6th District special election

Lewis declared winner in 6th District special election

Lewis declared winner in 6th District special election

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by 13News Now

Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 10 at 4:13 PM

RICHMOND (AP) -- The State Board of Elections has certified Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. as the victor in a special election for Virginia's 6th Senate District.

With Lewis' single-digit edge over Republican B. Wayne Coleman, a recount appears likely. The special election was Tuesday for a seat representing Norfolk and the Eastern Shore.
 
The vote was certified Friday by the State Board of Elections in Richmond.
 
The election is intended to find a Senate successor for Democrat Ralph Northam, who successfully ran for lieutenant governor.
 
The outcome of the race is important because of the 20-20 party divide of the Senate. A win by the Democratic in a special election in northern Virginia later this month would keep the split.
 
Northam casts the deciding vote when the Senate is evenly divided.

AP-WF-01-10-14 1855GMT

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