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Election Day
Wittman, Gibbs win Tuesday

Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Montross) was elected to his eighth full term in the U.S. House of Representatives, receiving more than 56 percent of the vote as he fended off Democratic challenger Herb Jones in the 1st District race.

In the only other campaign on Tuesday’s local ballot, Mari Gibbs convincingly won a special election for the remaining year of a four-year term on the Mathews County School Board, winning almost 60 percent of the vote, with Lorraine Forrest getting just under 40 percent.

For Wittman, the margin of victory was much greater in Gloucester and Mathews counties, receiving slightly more than 70 percent of the vote in Gloucester and just under 70 percent in Mathews. Independent candidate David Bruce Foster received about 1 percent of the votes cast districtwide (1.4 percent in Gloucester and 2 percent in Mathews).

“This is an incredible, incredible victory,” Wittman told a group of supporters Tuesday night on a video his campaign shared on Facebook. “Tonigh...

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