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Could Controversy Surrounding the NFL Bring Momentum to Corey Stewart’s Senate Run?

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The NFL logo at midfield prior to a preseason match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals last month. (Credit: AP Photo / Jack Dempsey)

The controversy over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem is reaching into the realm of Virginia politics. Now, as Michael Pope reports, one candidate for the United States Senate hopes the issue might bring new attention to his campaign.

 

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Gillespie Wins Uncomfortably Close Republican Primary; Stewart Does Not Concede

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Ed Gillespie smiles as he gives his victory speech Tuesday night. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Ed Gillespie’s narrow victory against former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart provided the night’s biggest surprise.

Gillespie was expected to win easily, and the close contest shows President Trump’s enduring appeal among GOP voters in Virginia and a potentially rocky path forward for Republicans in a state where Democrats have won every statewide election since 2009. Mallory Noe-Payne reports that Gillespie quickly turned his attention to his next opponent: Democrats.

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