- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Recount set for Monday in Virginia Senate race
A recount is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday in a race that will determine control of the Virginia state Senate.
Just nine votes separate Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. and Republican B. Wayne Coleman out of more than 20,000 ballots cast in a special election for the seat formerly held by Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, a Democrat.
Mr. Coleman, who is trailing, was entitled to a publicly funded recount because of the narrow margin.
The race for the 6th District Senate seat in the Hampton Roads area will decide control of the state Senate, after Democrat Jennifer Wexton fended off two challengers in a Northern Virginia contest Tuesday for the seat vacated by Attorney General Mark R. Herring.
A Republican win would give the GOP, which already holds a majority in the House of Delegate, outright control of the General Assembly. Democrats swept the top three statewide offices in November’s elections, led by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
The recount, which comes after the State Board of Elections certified the vote earlier this month, will be the second in the state in recent months. A similar tally last month affirmed Mr. Herring’s victory over Republican attorney general candidate Mark D. Obenshain.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Matthew Cella is The Washington Times’ Metro editor. He can be reached at email@example.com.
- Police: 2 Alexandria shootings 'appear to be linked' to 2003 unsolved slaying of sheriff's wife
- Maryland teen killer gunned down in Israeli prison shootout
- D.C. man dies from wounds suffered in January shooting
- Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.
- P.G. police ID victims in Capitol Heights triple homicide
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- SAUERBREY: Taxing Marylanders until they flee
- Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital
- 'Blarney Blowout' near UMass results in 73 arrests; 4 officers injured
- Russias Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- 80 people publicly executed across North Korea for films, Bibles
- Vietnam says it may have found door of missing Malaysian jet as intel look into stolen passports
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again