Shelly Simonds

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The Democrat has conceded to the Republican in the race for Virginia's 94th District House seat.

Shelly Simonds used Twitter to announce her concession to Del. David Yancey on Wednesday.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

After a recount, a court battle and a contested ballot, the race for the seat representing Newport News in the House of Delegates finally has a winner: Republican David Yancey. 

Yancey won the race by random drawing at a public meeting in Richmond Thursday.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

A three-judge panel has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling on a recount in an election that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

Last week, election officials called off a random drawing to determine the winner of a House race in Newport News. Now, as Michael Pope reports, the tie-breaker is back on.

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The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she'll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner.  In the meantime, state election officials postponed their plan to break the tie Wednesday in Richmond by drawing names from a bowl.