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Jessie Knadler

LGBTQ advocates Judy and Dennis Shepard, whose son Matthew was murdered in Wyoming for his sexual orientation twenty years ago, recently joined Sixth District Democratic Congressional candidate Jennifer Lewis at a fundraiser in Staunton.

Michael Pope

Republicans chose Corey Stewart, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments, as their nominee for the state's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, while Democrats picked women in five of six Congressional District primaries.

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Virginia’s 6th Congressional District stretches from Roanoke and Lynchburg north into the Shenandoah Valley.  It has been represented by Republican Bob Goodlatte for more than 25 years.

But Goodlatte’s not running for reelection and Democrats see a window of opportunity starting with Tuesday’s primary.