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Virginia: Warner, Gade meet in first debate of Senate race

Added 09-23-20 09:03:02pm EST - “U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and his Republican opponent Daniel Gade sparred over the dangers of the conoravirus, when to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court other topics Wednesday during their first debate in a little-noticed…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Virginia: Warner, Gade meet in first debate of Senate race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and his Republican opponent Daniel Gade sparred over the dangers of the conoravirus, when to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court other topics Wednesday during their first debate in a little-noticed Senate race.

Warner, a Democrat and former governor, is a the heavy favorite to win re-election for a third Senate term despite the fact that he almost lost six years ago. Virginia has tilted heavily Democratic since then, thanks to the large population growth in urban and suburban areas and President Donald Trump’s unpopularity in the state.

The race has been overshadowed by the presidential contest and more competitive races in other states that will determine partisan control of the Senate.

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At Wednesday’s debate, held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gade tried to gain ground by attacking Warner as a career politician who flip-flops on key issues.

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