Beyer projected as Democratic winner in Va. 8th District; Kiggans projected for GOP nod in 2nd – WTOP – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Results are continuing to come after Virginia voters on Tuesday chose candidates to fill party ballot slots in House districts and a local race.

In most of the districts, the races were either uncontested or decided in party-run events such as conventions or firehouse primaries last month. But a few contested races in the D.C. area remain.

In the 2nd District, which runs along the Eastern Shore and Virginia Beach, the Associated Press has projected that state Sen. Jennifer Kiggans has won the Republican primary over Tommy Altman, Andy Baan and Jarome Bell.

With 188 of 236 precincts reporting, Kiggans is leading with 54.71%; Bell has 26.82%, Altman has 15.29% and Baan has 3.17%.

Kiggans will take on Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria in November.

Kiggans is a former Navy helicopter pilot and a geriatric nurse practitioner who has served in the state Senate since 2020. She said in a statement that “This is our chance to retake control of our country. It’s time to restore American strength in our economy, at our borders, and on the world stage.”

Luria, also a Navy veteran, is on the Jan. 6 committee investigating the 2021 attack on the Capitol and has cultivated a congressional identity as a centrist. She said in a statement that “I will continue to be an independent voice in Congress to strengthen our national security, protect our democracy and find real solutions that combat rising costs for Coa

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