Gade, Collick win in Republican primary
In Isle of Wight as well as the rest of Virginia, Daniel M. Gade won the Republican primary this past Tuesday. He is seeking to become a member of the U.S. Senate, and on Election Day, Nov. 3, will face off against Sen. Mark Warner, who’s aiming for a third term.
John W. Collick Jr. gets the opportunity to compete against Congressman Bobby Scott (D-3), the latter of whom is unopposed by other Democrats in his district, which includes the City of Franklin and Isle of Wight County.
The Virginia Department of Elections posted the following elections results. These numbers are unofficial until voter registrars are able to confirm the numbers.
In Isle of Wight, Gade had 2,1116 votes (76.01 percent); and in Virginia, 205,815 votes (67.42 percent) from all 2,583 precincts.
The other Republicans who ran against Gade were Alissa A. Baldwin (55,293 votes or 18.11 percent); and Thomas A. Speciale II (44,174 votes or 14.47 percent). Isle of Wight gave 348 votes (12.50 percent) to Baldwin, and 320 (11.49 percent) to Speciale.
Overall, Virginians in the 207 precincts of the 3rd District gave Collick 8,972 votes (39.77 percent). Isle of Wight gave Collick 1,252 votes (45.93 percent). Downs got 934 votes (34.26 percent) and Yacus received 540 votes (19.81 percent).
The Suffolk News-Herald contributed to this story.