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Delaney Unseats LeMunyon - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Nov 16,2017
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

The 67th District stretches from South Riding through Sully Station and Penderwood. (map from the Virginia Public Access Project)

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By Michael Lee Pope

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Democrat Karrie Delaney unseated Republican incumbent Jim LeMunyon in the election last week, swamping him with a decisive victory in a wave election that saw 12 House GOP incumbents unseated across Virginia. Delaney, a former Republican, campaigned on a platform of expanding Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians who live in poverty or with disabilities. Control of the House of Delegates has yet to be worked out, and Democrats may actually be able to get some traction on that issue next year.

“I’m humbled to be elected to serve the people of Virginia’s 67th District and honored that the voters share my vision to rise above the partisan politics in Richmond to find real solutions for the people of Northern Virginia,” said Delaney in a written statement following the election.

Delaney swept all of the Fairfax County precincts, racking up huge numbers in Brookfield and Rocky Run. LeMunyon won only one precinct in the district, Loudoun County’s absentee precinct, by 37 votes. Overall, Delaney took a commanding 58 percent of the vote — a 5,000 vote margin of victory in a district that was seen as a potential bellwether for how the election might turn this year.

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