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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Republicans declare victory in new NoVa House seat

Republican David Ramadan declared victory in a newly drawn House of Delegates seat in Northern Virginia.

“With all precincts reporting, let me be the first to congratulate Delegate-elect David Ramadan on his victory last night,’’ Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said in a statement Wednesday morning. “It was a close race, but David ran a great campaign, and I look forward to seeing him continue his career in the General Assembly for many years to come."

In the 87th District, which covers parts of Loudoun and Prince William counties, Ramadan, a businessman, faced Democrat Mike Kondratick, director of grass-roots advocacy for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the District.

“As last night’s election results indicate, the race for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 87th District is still too close to call,’’ Kondratick campaign manager Jill Simkin said. “As such, we will spend the coming days working to ensure that every legal vote cast is accurately counted.’’

The State Board of Elections shows Kondratick down by about 50 votes. Local election officials will start their canvass this afternoon.

By  |  11:36 AM ET, 11/09/2011

 
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