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US mid-term elections: Virginia
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Virginia

With victory in Virginia's Senate race the Democrats now have control of both Houses of Congress.

Democrat Jim Webb beat the incumbent Republican Senator George Allen by just a few votes.

Allen had been tipped as a possible presidential candidate in 2008, but his re-election campaign was damaged by remarks of his that were perceived as racist, and pictures of him as a student wearing a confederate flag badge.

SENATE
Democrat James Webb emerged as the official winner over incumbent Republican George Allen. Virginia's other Senate seat is held by Republican John Warner.

  PARTY 2000 2002 2004 2006  
  Democratic 0 0 0 1  
  Republican 2 2 2 1  
  Independent 0 0 0 0  

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Virginia has 11 congressional districts. There were no upsets and eight went the way of the Republicans.

  PARTY 2000 2002 2004 2006  
  Republican 6 8 8 8  
  Democratic 4 3 3 3  
  Independent 1 0 0 0  

GOVERNOR
There was no race this year. Democrat Tim Kaine is governor.



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