Chris Perkins wins 11th District primary
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Retired U.S. Army colonel and former Green Beret Chris Perkins has won the Republican nomination for a seat in Congress from northern Virginia's 11th District.
In a contest between little-known candidates making their first bid for a U.S. House seat, Perkins won nearly 63 percent of the vote Tuesday over Ken L. Vaughn, a traffic engineer and Christian conservative.
The winner faces Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly, who was unchallenged for his party's nomination.
Connolly is seeking his third term in the House.
For full primary results, click here.
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