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Northam Defeats Jackson in Race for VA Lt. Gov.

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Ralph Northam giving his acceptance speech. Ralph Northam giving his acceptance speech.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam defeated Republican E.W. Jackson in a race sharply defined by social issues.
Northam easily beat Jackson on Tuesday following a campaign that centered on Northam's defense of abortion rights and Jackson's Christian-based anti-abortion platform. Jackson also opposes gay marriage, while Northam supports it.

Republican E.W. Jackson sounded anything but a loser as he rallied a downcast crowd at GOP election headquarters after losing the race for lieutenant governor. Saying he was "unbroken, unbowed," the lawyer-turned-preacher gave a stirring address Tuesday night in Richmond to supporters after his loss to Northam.

Northam succeeds Republican Bill Bolling. A Democrat hasn't occupied the office since U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine was lieutenant governor in 2006.

The lieutenant governor presides over the state Senate and casts a ballot on tie votes.

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