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Ben Cline Wins 6th District Seat

Nick Gilmore / RADIO IQ

Virginia’s 6th Congressional District has been represented by a Republican for more than two decades. And, that trend will continue with a new face.

Republican Ben Cline cruised to a victory over Democratic challenger Jennifer Lewis Tuesday.

The Rockbridge County attorney and state Delegate believes he is ready to represent all of the district’s constituents – Republican or Democrat.

“Well I have said an argument for a vote for me is that I will be able to hit the ground running and need no on the job training at taxpayer expense. So, I look forward to doing just that and getting to work for the people of the 6th District.”

Cline is a former staffer for Bob Goodlatte – the long-time Republican representative for the District. Goodlatte announced he would retire from Congress after 25 years on the job.

This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio, was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association.

Nick Gilmore is a meteorologist, news producer and reporter/anchor for RADIO IQ.