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Republicans sweep statewide offices

Voters in Gloucester and Mathews counties, along with the rest of the commonwealth, supported the Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, resulting in that party’s sweep in the statewide offices on Tuesday’s ballot.

The win for Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares marks the first time since 2009 that the Republican Party won statewide office. That year, Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli took the three top spots.

In this year’s election, while the candidates were within one or two percentage points of each other statewide, the margins of victory were much greater in Gloucester and Mathews for the Republicans. Youngkin beat Democrat Terry McAuliffe with roughly 72 percent of the vote in the two counties in the race for governor, and the same percentages held true for Sears (against Democrat Hala Ayala) and Miyares (against incumbent Democrat Mark Herring).

Incumbent Republican Del. Keith Hodges won districtwide by th...

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