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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Republicans have defeated another Democratic incumbent in the House of Delegates, increasing their net gain to five seats with one race still undecided. T. Scott Garrett narrowly defeated Democrat Shannon Valentine of Lynchburg in yesterday's election.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Governor Tim Kaine says Democratic losses in Virginia and New Jersey had more to do with local issues than the first-year performance of President Barack Obama. Exit polling showed support for Obama remained steady despite Virginia's Republican sweep, led by Bob McDonnell's landslide victory over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the governor's race.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Sarah Palin's taking her "Going Rogue" book tour to Roanoke. Bypassing the usual promotional route, the former Alaska governor has penciled in Roanoke for the tour but has yet to schedule a date.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The parents of a Virginia Tech student who went missing in Charlottesville last month are asking the community to help search for her this weekend. Twenty-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington was last seen on a bridge that crosses railroad tracks after she became separated from her friends at a Metallica concert October 17th.

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