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Northam Defeats Jackson for Va. Lt. Gov.

by AP posted Nov 5 2013 11:24PM
     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam defeated Republican E.W. Jackson for Virginia's lieutenant governor, in a race sharply defined by social issues.
 
     Northam easily beat Jackson on Tuesday following a campaign that centered on Northam's defense of abortion rights and Jackson's Christian-based anti-abortion platform. Jackson also opposes gay marriage, while Northam supports it.
 
     The winner succeeds Republican Bill Bolling. A Democrat hasn't occupied the office since U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine was lieutenant governor in 2006.
 
     The lieutenant governor presides over the state Senate and casts a ballot on tie votes.
 
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11/05/2013 11:24PM
Northam Defeats Jackson for Va. Lt. Gov.
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