RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Corey Stewart has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election.
Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday's race.
Stewart is a conservative provocateur who often feuds with members of his party. He's a one-time state chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and nearly won the 2017 Republican nomination for governor.
He has pledged to run a "vicious" campaign against Kaine.
Former governor and 2016 vice-presidential candidate Kaine didn't face primary opposition.
The Democrat is the early favorite to win the general election. Virginia Republicans haven't won a statewide race in nearly a decade, and Kaine has a massive fundraising advantage over Stewart.
Virginia Eastern Shore
In yesterday’s primary election former Navy commander Elaine Luria won the Democratic primary in Virginia congressional District 2 which covers Accomack County.
She will be facing Republican Congressman Scott Taylor a former Navy Seal in November.
WBOC reports that the national Democratic Party backed Luria in an effort to catch the Blue wave they hope will unseat the Republican incumbent.
The district stretches from the Virginia Eastern Shore down to Virginia Beach which has one of the highest concentrations of veterans in the state.
Luria owns a small business with her husband.