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Primary day features competitive contests

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Very few people in Virginia will get the chance to cast a ballot on primary day Tuesday, but the ones that do will be taking part in a couple of very competitive races that will have a major impact on the fall elections.

There are two in particular in Central Virginia with major implications, the GOP primary in the 22nd Senate district and the GOP convention to nominate in the 56th House district.  I took a look at them in my report for NBC12:

RICHMOND (WWBT)-  Tuesday is primary day in Virginia, and in many cases tomorrow’s races may be a tougher test for the candidates than in the fall election.

A few heavily contested races in Central Virginia could ultimately decide who is headed to the State Capitol in January.

Take for instances the vast 22nd Senate District, which is newly drawn and encompasses parts of 8 counties and 1 city, including nearby Goochland and Louisa. It is filled with republican voters.

As a result 5 different GOP candidates have jumped into the primary race, hoping a win tomorrow will get them a direct ticket to Richmond. The winner will face democrat Bert Dotson, but would be considered the favorite in the general election.

Among them, current Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Garrett and Richmond Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Rhode

Combined, the candidates in this primary have spent a whopping $371,675. …

…you can read and see the rest of the story on NBC12.com.

So do you have a race tomorrow to vote for? The board of elections has a full list of all tomorrow’s primary elections:

You can also see if you are registered to vote and if there is a race in your district by clicking here.

Written by Ryan Nobles

August 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm