Control of Virginia Senate up for grabs in special election (Free Lance Star)

Virginia voters across the state will pick three new members of the General Assembly in a special election next week that could determine the balance of power in the state Senate.

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, echoed that sentiment, saying Washington’s fortunes depend on how strong a showing Hines makes.

Peake, whose campaign slogan is “more freedom and less government,” said he feels confident because he’s been campaigning for nearly a year, much longer than either of his opponents.

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