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Voters in parts of Fairfax County and Arlington County are heading to the polls today in a special election to select a candidate to replace longtime Del. Bob Brink, who stepped down to take a position in the McAuliffe administration.
Brink has represented Virginia's 48th District since 1997.
The Republican candidate in the race is Dave Foster, a former chairman of the Arlington County School Board. The Democrat in the race is Rip Sullivan, who beat back six other candidates in a in a crowded primary.
Foster and Sullivan have clashed over how to expand Medicaid. Sullivan says he wants the General Assembly to adopt the plan on the table, while Foster says he wants to see a fiscally responsible course of action.
They have also clashed over the controversial Arlington streetcar. Sullivan is for it while Foster opposes it.
Polls are open between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday.