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UPDATE: Ebbin Wins Virginia State Senate Primary

Ebbin.jpgFINAL UPDATE: As of 9:30 p.m. tonight, Virginia state Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) — the only out LGBT lawmaker in the Virginia legislature, who was profiled on Aug. 11 in Metro Weekly — bested his two challengers in his bid to win the Democratic nomination to run for the state Senate seat currently held by state Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria).

Ebbin secured the Democratic nomination — winning (with one precinct not reporting) by just more than 300 votes out of more than 11,000 cast. Close behind Ebbin was Alexandria City Council member K. Rob Krupicka. Arlington School Board member Elizabeth Garvey came in third.

The district runs south from Arlington through parts of Alexandria and into Fairfax County down to Fort Belvoir. Despite today’s earthquake, voting continued throughout the day today in Virginia and the polls closed at 7 p.m.

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As of 8:30 p.m. tonight, Virginia state Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) — the only out LGBT lawmaker in the Virginia legislature — was leading his two challengers in his bid to win the Democratic nomination to run for the state Senate seat currently held by state Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria). Despite today’s earthquake, voting continued throughout the day today in Virginia and the polls closed at 7 p.m.

Close behind Ebbin is Alexandria City Council member K. Rob Krupicka, who received the endorsement of The Washington Post, with Arlington School Board member Elizabeth Garvey coming in third.

The district runs south from Arlington through parts of Alexandria and into Fairfax County down to Fort Belvoir. Ebbin received a plurality of the votes in Arlington County, while Krupicka — unsurprisingly — secured a plurality of the votes in Alexandria City. Still outstanding as of 8:30 p.m. are most of the votes in the district from Fairfax County.

UPDATE @ 8:50P: Less than 250 votes separate Ebbin and Krupicka with more than 68 percent of the precincts reporting. All of the remaining precincts come from Fairfax County, where Ebbin currently leads with six of the 23 precincts reporting.

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UPDATE @ 9:05P: With more than 80 percent of the precincts reporting, Ebbin is still up — by 239 votes. Ten precincts remain.

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