Politics

Virginia Likely Gains Second Black Congressman

Donald McEachin wins nomination in new Safe Democratic seat

Virginia state Sen. Donald McEachin, seen here with Hillary Clinton, easily won his 4th District Democratic primary Tuesday. (Courtesy A. Donald McEachin Facebook page)

State Sen. Donald McEachin easily won the Democratic nomination in Virginia's 4th District Tuesday night.   

He carried 74 percent of the vote with 72 percent of precincts reporting.   

Congressional redistricting made the 4th District a safe Democratic seat. Its current representative, GOP Rep. J. Randy Forbes, ran for the GOP nomination in the neighboring 2nd District and lost.   

McEachin is expected to win the November general election.

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