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Democrat Wins Hotly Contested Virginia State Senate Seat — By 11 Votes

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After a recount of a hotly contested state Senate seat in Norfolk, Democrat Lynwood Lewis has been certified as the winner.

The recount confirms the Democrat's victory over Republican Wayne Coleman in the January 7 special election. Lewis' win leaves the Senate evenly split, with Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam serving as the tie-breaking vote.

Republicans have a solid majority over Democrats in the House of Delegates, but the divided Senate gives Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe a bargaining chip in pushing his agenda through the General Assembly.

Lewis picked up two votes in the recount to win by 11.

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