Virginia Republican wants recount after losing by 1 vote

Published 11-18-2018

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Republican seeking a state House seat is asking for a recount after he lost a GOP primary by one vote.

News outlets report that Jimmy Ayers is calling for a recount after initial results show him losing to rival Ronnie Campbell by one vote.

Republicans in the 24th state House district voted Saturday to pick a nominee for a seat currently held by GOP Del. Ben Cline, who won a seat in Congress earlier this month. The district stretches from the West Virginia border to the Lynchburg area.

Initial results show Campbell won 1,068 votes to 1,067 votes.

Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox said Sunday he supports a recount.

Democrats picked Christian Worth of Lexington Saturday as their candidate.

The general election is set for Dec. 18.

The general election is set for Dec. 18.

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