There were some electoral upsets yesterday as Virginia voters in 48 localities cast their ballots in state and local primaries. Among the most contested were 18 elections to nominate candidates for the General Assembly—including challenges to nine incumbent Senators and Delegates.
Among the Republicans, Chesapeake Senator John Cosgrove and Augusta Senator Emmett Hanger handily won. But long-time Chesterfield Senator Steve Martin was defeated by Amanda Chase.
Democratic Senator Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg prevailed over Delegate Joe Preston.