[Governor]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Mark Warner can start making his plans as Virginia's next governor. And the state's Democrat's are celebrating a return to power in Richmond.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 100]
All the votes are in, and Warner outdistanced Republican Mark Earley by about 100-thousand votes statewide, 52 per cent to 47 per cent. Libertarian William Redpath got one per cent of the vote.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-??]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]
With a broad-based strategy, an opponent handicapped by his own party and campaign, and a fair amount of luck---


And with 30 million dollars.
That's how Mark Warner won.
And that victory didn't hurt Tim Kaine.
Ellen Qualls has the wrap-up on the Democrats.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's always closer than the polls show.]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=201-Donald McEachin/(D) Attorney General Candidate; :15]
[SUPER=201-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect; :39]
[SUPER=201-Tim Kaine/(D) Lt. Governor-Elect; 1:19]
[SUPER=201-Doug Wilder/(D) Former Governor; 1:41]
[SUPER=219-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 2:05]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]



[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earley]


Meanwhile, Republican Mark Earley is disappointed that HE won't be moving to the Governor's mansion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


But in Richmond last night, Earley made a point to say that Virginians should move past the election, look to the future and pull together.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:01:23]
[IN Q=It's always important to come together..]
[SUPER=201-Mark Earley/(R) Former Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=as one Virginia.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, sources say Republicans will likely spend the coming weeks trying to figure out what went wrong in the statewide campaign.
(------------)



[Lt-Governor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The closest statewide race was for Lieutenant Governor, but it also falls into the Democratic column.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 110]
Tim Kaine took the number two-spot with 50 per cent of the vote. Republican Jay Katzen got 48 per cent, and Libertarian Gary Reams received two per cent.
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[AM-Katzen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-54]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The tightness of the Kaine- Katzen race made for a late night for the Republican crowd that hung around campaign headquarters last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Last Night]


At 11:30, Katzen was still waiting for about 170 precincts to come in.. at the time, he was trailing by about 16- thousand votes.
The former delegate finally conceded just before midnight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:10:17]
[IN Q=We had a]

((JAY KATZEN/ DEFEATED LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: WE HAD A HECKUVA RACE. AND I WAS MIGHTY PLEASED TO BE A HAPPY WARRIOR THROUGHOUT. AND PLEASED TOO THAT WE WERE ABLE TO COMPETE IN A SYSTEM, HAVING LIVED IN NATIONS WHERE ELECTIONS ARE SO FEARED.))
[SUPER=201-Jay Katzen/Defeated Lt. Governor Candidate]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=are so feared.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Katzen says Republicans should take solace in the fact that the GOP now has a solid lock on the House of Delegates where he once served.
(------------)



[Attorney-General]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Jerry Kilgore may become a rising star in Virginia's Republican party, after winning the race for Attorney-General.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 120]
Kilgore trounced Democrat Donald McEachin, 60 per cent to 40. He gained more votes than any other candidate in yesterday's election.
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[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-45]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Kilgore]


Kilgore is an attorney, originally from this part of the state....
He made that clear in last night's victory speech.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


Kilgore personally thanked Senator George Allen for belieivng in a young prosecutor from Southwest Virginia-- and he remembered his roots as he declared victory last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:48:31]
[IN Q=]

((JERRY KILGORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL ELECT: IT'S AN HONOR TO BE STANDING HERE AS VIRGINIA'S NEXT ATTORNEY GENERAL.. CHEERS. WORDS WILL NEVER DESCRIVE WHAT MARTY AND I FEEL AT THIS VERY MOMEMNT. I OFTEN SAY IT'S A LONG WAY FORM GATE CITY TO MR. JEFFERSON'S CAPITOL.. LAUGHTER.))
[SUPER=201-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General-Elect]
[RUNS=35]
[OUT Q=Jefferson's Capital... laughter.]
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[11McEachin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:04:37]
[GRAPHIC=Don McEachin]


Democrat Donald McEachin urged Virginian's to fall in behind Kilgore.
(------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The time for partisinship]
[SUPER=201-Donald McEachin/(D) Candidate for Attorney General]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=Governor elect Warner (cheers)]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]

As for his own future, McEachin says his law firm needs to report to work at 8 AM. But don't count him out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I plan on behaving]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=God bless you]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

McEachin beat out Roanoke Senator John Edwards, Danville Candidate Whitt Clement, and Richmond lawyer Sylvia Clute to win his parties nomination this year.

[Roanoke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-57]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]

Roanoke Sheriff George McMillan will get to keep his badge.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Democrat beat Deputy Octavia Johnson to remain in office for another term. Last night-- McMillan refused to say if Johnson would remain on the payroll.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:13:01]
[IN Q=You know]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff Elect;]

((YOU KNOW I'VE BEN RUNNING FOR FIVE MONTHS NOW AND TONIGHT I'M CELEBRATING AND HAVEN'T GIVEN IT THE FIRST THOUGHT WE'LL THINK ABOUT THAT SOME OTHER TIME.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=some other time.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

McMillan took over as sheriff in 1998.
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[L'burg-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


There's a new sheriff in town .. in the city of Lynchburg.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 590]
He is Ronald Gillispie, one of four candidates who was looking to take over for retiring Sheriff Lawrence Simpson.
Gillispie easily outdistanced the other three.
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[Salem-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


In Salem, the appointed sheriff is now the elected one.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 820]
Roger Surber was named to the post earlier this year. Last night, he was elected to a full term, defeating Chris Nielsen.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Web Address] For a complete list of election results you can log onto our web page at WDBJ 7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)




[Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-59]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


In other news,
Fire destroys a house in Vinton--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/This Morning;]


The home on North Blair Street was fully involved when fire crews arrived at around three o'clock this morning.
Authorities say two people were home at the time, but managed to get out safely.
The heat from the fire was so intense, it melted the siding off a neighboring house.
It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the blaze under control.
The house appears to be a total loss.
No word yet on what started the blaze.
The Fire Marshal is investigating.
(------------)


[War-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


U-S and foreign officials say President Bush will have a major announcement today in the campaign to freeze the assets of those suspected of funding terrorist activities.
Authorities have been examining Islamic money exchanges that may be helping Osama bin Laden.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Near Kabul, Afghanistan;]


Meanwhile, U-S airstrikes continue today along the Taliban front lines, just north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
It's an effort to clear the way for an assault by opposition alliance troops.
Witnesses say they haven't heard any anti-aircraft fire from the Taliban.
Alliance forces also claim to have captured several villages near the strategic city of (mu-ZAHR-uh sheh-REEF) Mazar-e-Sharif.
The Pentagon says the U-S is providing weapons and ammunition to the opposition fighters.
(------------)







[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[GRAPHIC=HOmetown Hoops Weekly]


In sports, Hometown Hoops Weekly returns tonight. Last night, many districts continued tournament play.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Vikings; :00]

Glenvar coach Bryan Harvey taking in the Northside/Salem Blue Ridge quarterfinals. Salem's Chastity Martin rips rope on this shot to cut into the Vikings lead.
[SUPER=33-Salem/43/Northside/49;]

But Northside's Brittanie Hughes answers. The Vikings advance to the semifinals tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center with the 49-43 win.
(------------)



(weather toss)[7th-District]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Two area Democrats lost their seats in the House of Delegates.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 150]
We'll begin with the 7th district, where Jim Shuler fell to Republican Challenger Dave Nutter by four percentage points. Shuler lost much of his constituent base when district lines were re-drawn earlier this year.
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[NRV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]

The newly redrawn 7th District has a brand new delegate to represent them in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg;]

In his first run for office, Republican Dave Nutter edged out Democratic Delegate Jim Shuler. After re-districting, both candidates moved into the new 7th to run.
Shuler brought with him 8-years experience as a delegate for the 12th district. Nutter is a former chair of the Montgomery County Republicans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 51:15:25 CUT 51:30:15]
[IN Q=i think the]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R) 7TH HOUSE DISTRICT DELEGATE-ELECT; I THINK THE KEY TO THIS CAMPAIGN CLEARLY WAS THE DOOR TO DOOR EFFORT WE DID THE CONSTANT KNOCKING I THINK SO MANY PEOPLE SAID TODAY AT THE POLLS SO MANY PEOPLE SAID YOU CAME TO MY DOOR I MET YOU / I THINK PEOPLE SAW I WAS WILLING TO WORK HARD TO EARN THEIR VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Dave Nutter/(R) 7th House District Delegate-Elect;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=HARD TO EARN THEIR VOTE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Over 16-thousand people went to the polls in the race for the 7th with Nutter taking 52-percent of the vote.
(------------)



[Woodrum-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]

Delegate Chip Woodrum weighed in on the election outcome while celebrating with fellow Democrats in Roanoke last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Woodrum says redistricting has been especially tough on his party-- He was also saddened by the defeat of Delegates Jim Shuler and John Tate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:15:18]
[IN Q=John Tate of Marion]
[SUPER=@Woodrum;]

((JOHN TATE OF MARION HE'S A VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT BUT HE PICKED UP 50-THOUSAND OR MORE NEW VOTERS SO IT WAS A TOUGH DISTRICT FOR HIM TOO. THEY DID A GREAT JOB IN REDISTRICTING AND PROBABLY BETTER JOB AT THAT THAN THE CAMPAIGN.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=THAN THE CAMPAIGN.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Woodrum would NOT say if he's interested in seeking the spot of House Minority Leader once Dick Cranwell leaves-- He said voters will have to wait and see...
(------------)



[Patrick-Board]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[TAPE=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


There is one race for which we have no results yet ... the Patrick County School Board, Smith River District. That's because the only person on the ballot, Douglas Dunlap, was recently called up to active military duty.
Three other people conducted write-in campaigns .. and hundreds of write-in votes must now be counted. The results are expected later today.


[Danville-Treasurer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


In Danville, Lynda McDowell is the new City Treasurer.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 450]
She amassed one of the largest victory percentages of the night, defeating Richard Turner by a three-to-one margin.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Web Address] For a complete list of election results you can log onto our web page at WDBJ 7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #3]




[Nickens]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-55]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]

Longtime Roanoke County supervisor Harry Nickens will return for another term-- with one change already in mind.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Nickens says the election returns made him realize he needs to work harder to connect with voters in one particular area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:04:02]
[IN Q=I think I need]
[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Roanoke Co. Supervisor Elect;]

((I THINK I NEED TO MEND SOME FENCES IF YOU WILL IN THE MOUNT PLEASANT AREA, I LIVED THERE FOR 17 YEARS LOVED IT LOVE THE PEOPLE BUT SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED THAT CAUSES THEM AT LEAST IN SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS TO BELIEVE I MAY NOT BE THE BEST PERSON TO REPRESENT THEM I CERTAINLY HOPE I CAN REGAIN THEIR CONFIDENCE DURING THIS NEXT TERM.))
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=this next term.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Nickens was appointed to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors in 1982.
(------------)



[Flora]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Wed-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-49]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Three decades after his first election, Richard Flora won a new term on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Salem]


Flora served on the board from 1972 to 1975.
Though he waged a low-key campaign, and credited Bob Johnson as a positive opponent... Flora said the voters were ready for a change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:17:40]
[IN Q=We just gave them]

((RICHARD FLORA: WE JUST GAVE THEM A CHOICE AND I GUESS THEY WERE PREPARED FOR A CHANGE. I DON'T KNOW THERE WAS ANYTHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME OR ANYTHING ELSE, BUT I THINK THEY WERE JUST READY.))
[SUPER=201-Richard Flora/(R) Hollins Supervisor-Elect]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=think they were just ready.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Flora says he had a sense of Deja Vu. Tuesday's vote came almost 30 years to the day after his first election to the board.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Web Address] For a complete list of election results you can log onto our web page at WDBJ 7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)




[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


In sports, the Roanoke Express lost to the Richmond Renegades 2-1 last night at the Round House.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00]


Tied 1-1, it looks like Roanoke gets the game winner in the third period, but the ref rules the goal was knocked off it's position and it's no goal.
[SUPER=34-Richmond/2/Roanoke/1;]

A few minutes into the overtime period, Richmond's Lars Peterson gets the puck past Daniel Berthiaume, and the Gades win 2-1 in overtime.
(------------)



(weather toss)[NRV-Reaction]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Dave Nutter is the director of media relations at Virginia Tech.... and former chairman of the Montgomery County GOP.
He says he's headed to Richmond to represent the 7th district thanks to a campaign full of heart and energy. Democratic Delegate Jim Shuler believes re-districting cost him the race. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has reaction from both camps.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=203-Christiansburg/File Tape; :06]
[SUPER=201-Dave Nutter/(R) 7th House Dist. Delegate-Elect; :17]
[SUPER=201-Jim Shuler/(D) 7th House District Candidate; :43]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Montgomery County.]

((Nats TC 50:34:23 "shaking head I'm overwhelmed" Overcome with emotion Republican Dave Nutter says door to door campaigning made the difference in his win for the 7th.
The Tech spokesman, now delegate elect says he's honored.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 51:03:09 ]
[IN Q=i'm just so]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R) 7TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; I'M JUST SO HONORED THAT I THINK THE LAST FIGURES WE SAW WAS 8-THOUSAND PEOPLE WANTED ME TO REPRESENT THEM IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SO I'M STILL JUST SHOCKED TAKING IT ALL IN I'M JUST VERY GRATIFIED.))
[OUT Q=.VERY GRATIFIED.]

Nutter admits being surprised by the win, citing small campaign funds and a well known opponent. Nats TC Democrat Jim Shuler says redistricting made his return to Richmond a challenge. After representing the 12th District for 8-years, the retired veterinarian lost a close race.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 48:47:22]
[IN Q=well it's been ]

((JIM SHULER/(D) 7TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; WELL IT'S BEEN A HARD RACE AND I'VE BEEN AT IT FOR ABOUT 12 WEEKS AND AS YOU KNOW I'VE DEALT WITH THE REJURISDICTION AND THEY TOOK AWAY MY BASE AREA IN BLACKSBURG BUT I TOLD THEM I WOULDN'T SURRENDER THEY WOULD HAVE TO BEAT ME AT THE POLLS, SO I'VE GIVEN IT ALL I CAN GIVE AND WORKED HARD FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
[OUT Q=OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.]

Rachel Cannon, News 7, Montgomery County.))
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[6th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Benny Kiester was one of the Democrats able to hold on to his seat.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 140]
He held off a challenge from Billy Ashworth in the 6th district by eight per centage points. The district runs from Giles to Tazewell Counties.
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[Rke-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


In the city of Roanoke, two incumbents win second terms.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 760]
Sherman Holland will return as Commissioner of revenue with an easy victory over challenger Patrick Green. [Take Leader 770]
And another Democrat, George McMillan, turned away a challenge from Octavia Johnson, an officer in his own department.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Web Address] For a complete list of election results you can log onto our web page at WDBJ 7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #8]




[8th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Republican Morgan Griffith cruised to an easy victory in Salem and Roanoke County.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 160]
He had no trouble winning once again in the 8th district, defeating challenger Dana Martin by about 10 thousand votes.
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[Griffith]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Wed-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-52]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Griffith spent the night counting Republican gains in the General Assembly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Salem]


Disappointment at the top of the statewide ticket did not stop the Republican celebration in Salem.
The House Majority leader said GOP success in the House races was even greater than he imagined.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was predicting]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: I WAS PREDICTING 58. IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY HAVE AS MANY AS 64. THAT'S FABULOUS AND IT MEANS WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOME THINGS DONE IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. AND IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE HOUSE AND THE NEW GOVERNOR WILL HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND WORK TOGETHER. THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE ASKED US TO WORK TOGETHER AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=that's what we're going to do.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Griffith says House Republicans are prepared to work with the Democratic governor in a spirit of bi-partisanship... but he also notes that Republicans will have almost enough votes to override the governor's veto.

(------------)[5th-District]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The other area Democrat ousted from Richmond is in the 5th District
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 130]
Bill Carrico easily ousted John Tate in the district that runs from Carroll County to Smyth County, 58 to 52 per cent.
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[9th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Republican Allen Dudley had one of the easiest victories in the region.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 170]
He overwhelmed Whitey Taylor's second straight challenge by a margin of more than five to one .. to gain another term in the 9th district.
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[10th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Ward Armstrong is heading back to Richmond, the lone survivor of three Democrats who were redrawn into the same district this year.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 180]
Armstrong turned back a challenge from Brent Geisler in the 10th District, powered by big majorities in Martinsville and Henry County.
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[12th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Creigh (CREE) Deeds was on Democrat who had no problems at all winning in a re-drawn district.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 190]
Deeds captured more than three-quarters of the vote in the 12th district .. defeating Independent challenger Kathy Orion of Blacksburg.
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[14th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


A Republican is taking over the seat held for years by Democrat Whitt Clement of Danville.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 200]
Danny Marshall defeated Joyce Glaise by 22 percentage points to win the 14th House seat, left vacant when Clement retired earlier this year.
(--------------)





[Other-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


In other House races,
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 210]
Republican Robert Hurt takes the 16th with an easy victory over Randy Collins. [Take Leader 220]
Chris Saxman also cruises to an easy win in the 20th district, getting almost two-thirds of the vote. [Take Leader 230]
In the 22nd, Republican Kathy Byron is re-elected. She represents Bedford and Campbell Counties.
(++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

[Take Leader 240]
Independent Watkins Abbit has an easy time getting reelected in the 59th district. [Take Leader 250]
And in the 60th, Republican Clarke Hogan wins by a comfortable margin.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Web Address] For a complete list of election results you can log onto our web page at WDBJ 7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)