Senate nail-biter

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Suffolk contributed to a nail-biter of a Senate race that was still undecided at press time.

In Suffolk, nearly 56 percent of voters chose incumbent Sen. Mark Warner over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

Libertarian Robert Sarvis received 1.8 percent.

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Gillespie’s strongest precinct was Whaleyville, where he got 69.6 percent of the vote. Warner’s strongest was Hollywood, where he got 95.2 percent.

Statewide, at press time, Gillespie had 48.74 percent of the vote to Warner’s 48.71, with 95.54 percent of precincts reporting.

The race for the Fourth House District was not as close. Incumbent Randy Forbes won handily, by more than 60 percent, over Elliott Fausz’s 37.5.

Suffolk-level results for that race were not available due to an issue with the State Board of Election’s website. VPAP was not providing details for races that were not close.