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VA Democrats Pick First African-American as Chair

Posted: Updated: Dec 8, 2012 05:09 PM EST

Virginia's democrats have selected the first African-American to lead the party.

The state party's Central Committee unanimously elected Alexandria Delegate Charniele Herring as the party's new chairwoman at a meeting in Williamsburg on Saturday.

The three-term delegate succeeds Brian Moran, who decided not to seek another term.

Upon her election, Herring said she is "humbled by the strength and diversity" of Virginia's Democratic Party.

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