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Warren defeats Ledbetter in GOP primary; Allen wins party’s nod

Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren will be the GOP challenger in the Nov. 6 general election. Warren easily won Tuesday’s primary, receiving more than 82 percent of the vote over former Gloucester Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jim Ledbetter Jr.

Meanwhile, former governor and U.S. Senator George Allen came ahead in the GOP race for the Senate seat he held from 2001 to 2007. Allen’s successor in the Senate, Jim Webb, is not seeking reelection. Allen will face Democrat Tim Kaine in the November general election.

"The results of Tuesday’s primary election were remarkable and suggest to me that the community is pleased with my performance and platform as their sheriff since February," Warren said. "I want to thank my family for their unwavering commitment and support in this endeavor. I also recognize that the results (of Tuesday) were a direct reflection of all the hard work, support and commitment of the men and women in your sheriff’s office. I ha...

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