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Major Parties Pick Candidates Soon For Northam Seat

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Major Parties Pick Candidates Soon For Northam Seat

Both major parties will nominate candidates for a special State Senate election before Thanksgiving. Democrats and Republicans must choose nominees for the seat that’s now held by Lieutenant Governor-elect Ralph Northam (pictured). The Democratic contenders include Delegate Lynwood Lewis of the Eastern Shore, former Delegate Paula Miller of Norfolk and Andria McClellan, who was the Treasurer of Northam’s campaign. The Democrats will hold a caucus this Saturday to nominate a candidate. The Republican contenders include attorneys Richard Ottinger and John Coggeshall, and businessman Wayne Coleman. The GOP will hold a firehouse primary on November 21st.