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President Bush wins in the Commonwealth... as do Southwest and Central Virginia's incumbent congressmen.
But votes in several local races are still being counted and challenged at this hour.
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Let's get right to some of the results
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[TAKE LEADER 210]
A well-funded challenge in the Ninth Congressional District falls short. Incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher wins by some 20 points. [TAKE LEADER 200]
In the Fifth District, incumbent Repbulican Virgil Goode survives a challenge from Democrat Al Weed. The margin there about 26 percentage points.
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You can expect challenges in some races.
In Radford, the races for Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff are seperated by just a few votes.
And in the Bedford County School board race, *one* vote is making the difference.

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We'll have more on all those races in a moment but for an update on the Presidential race, let's go to Dan Rather at CBS News Headquarters in New York
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[9th-District]


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Here in Virginia, Congressman Rick Boucher is heading back to Washington for a 12th term in Congress. Republican Kevin Triplett waged the strongest opposition Boucher has seen in years, but it wasn't enough.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 210]
Boucher wins by some 20 percentage points.
Triplett finishes second and Independent Seth Davis picked up about one percent.
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[Boucher]


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We have reaction from the Boucher and Triplett camps tonight.
[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Starlink;]


We start with New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa who's in Abingdon tonight.
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((ROLLCUE:.. he delivered.))
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[Triplett]


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(RAchel hands off to JoeD)



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((ROLLCUE:...he remained defiant.))
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(joe tosses to Shannon)
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[5th-District]


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In the 5th Congressional District, Virgil Goode was seeking his 5th term in the House, and his second as a Republican Party candidate. Democrat Al Weed was hoping to unseat him,
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[Take Leader Page 200] That did not happen. Goode won easily... by about 26 percentage points.
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[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/Lynchburg Microwave;]



[Goode]


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Justin McLeod joins us now live from our Lynchburg bureau with a wrapup from the fifth district. Justin?
Shannon, although Virgil Goode won't admit it, he easily beat his opponent.
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In fact, the Congressman did so well he even won Nelson County, his democratic opponent's home district. ((ROLLCUE: OPPONENT'S HOME DISTRICT.))
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Virgil Goode was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd when he arrived at the American Legion Post No. 16 just before 8 o'clock.
His supporters were confident, Goode was not.
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His fears would prove to be unfounded.
Around nine o'clock, the Congressman took to the podium and declared Victory.
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Goode did well in just about every locality in the fifth district except Charlottesville.
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With the race now over, Goode heads back to Washington for a fifth term.
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When it became obvious Goode would win, attention shifted to the national election.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/Microwave;]


Shannon, Goode is confident Republicans will retain control of Congress and the White House.



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One non-election related piece of information to pass along tonight-- State police say a tractor-trailer accident is blocking Route 220 in BOTH directions near Boones Mill.
The wreck is just north of Route 684.
Police say the road could be blocked for some time.
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We have more election results still ahead in this half hour, including reports from Bedford and Radford.
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[Take WDBJ Election Web FS #E510]


You can look up the results for all area and statewide races at any time. Just go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com. We'll be right back
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[CommAtt-Radford]

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Radford voters went to the polls for two special elections. We'll start with Commonwealth's Attorney.
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[Take Leader 420] With all the votes tallied the race came down to two votes.
The special election is to replace Randall Duncan who resigned to become a judge. Chris Rehak took the oath of office six months ago but served as the Assistant commonwealth's attorney for four and a half years. He won by two votes over Patrick Moore who's been a defense attorney for 11 years. Given the closeness of the vote, a recount is a virtual certainty.
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[Sheriff-Radford]


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A special election for the Radford sheriff's position has ended with a win in the Republican column.
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[TAKE LEADER 430] In another tight race, Mark Armentrout pulled ahead of challenger Terry Alley by just 27-votes.
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[2Bedford-Sup]


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Bedford County, Republicans swept the special elections for two seats on the Board of Supervisors. In District Two, the election was to replace Kirby Richardson, who resigned amidst a road petition forgery scandal.
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[Take Leader 330] Glenn Ayers was appointed to fill the seat, but tonight, he's been upset by Republican Charles Neudorfer. A five point margin in that race. [Take Leader 310] In the 5th District, a rematch of last year's election that was voided when 56 people who voted were accidentally placed in the wrong district.
The outcome is the same... Steve Arrington wins the seat over Tony Ware. [Take Leader 350] Voters in Bedford County's district five also picked a new School Board member tonight, although some votes have been challenged, and a canvass tomorrow will review the numbers.
For now, Keith Jones leads Laura Beckman Rodes by one vote.
Brandon Meyers said he was no longer running, but still got 173 votes.
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[Ayers-Neudorfer]


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Susan Bahorich's in Bedford tonight. She's been following the District 2 race. Susan were the results a surprise?
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((ROLLCUE:...nearly 200 more votes.))
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[Rockbridge-CommAtty]


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There was also a special election in Lexington and Rockbridge County, which share a Commonwealth's Attorney.
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[Take Leader 400] And it was a close one. Republican Bucky Joyce, a long-time assistant in the office, defeats David Natkin by about 17o votes.
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Off track betting was on the ballot in Henry County.
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[Take Leader 390] County residents approved a proposal to permit off-track parimutuel wagering. The win was not a runaway... but wasn't by a nose either.
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[Take Leader 440] Also in Henry County, Ridgeway area voters okayed liquor by the drink by about 6-hundred votes.
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We have more results still ahead... as well as reaction to former Governer Doug Wilder's win tonight.
He'll be the new mayor of Richmond.
We'll be right back.

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[President-VA]


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(Possible national summary of latest at this point?)

Virginia has voted Republican for President every year since 1968, and it was expected to follow that trend this year.

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[Take Leader #100]

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(Virginia Results)



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[Richmond-Reaction]


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As in any election, there have to be winners and losers. But as Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon reports, both state Democrats and Republicans feel they as though they won tonight.
[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jen/Richmond Microwave;]
Shannon, State Democrats felt positive about Senator John Kerry's chances in Virginia this afternoon, [LIVE=Jen Full/M

icrowave]
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but tonight instead of celebrating a victory, they're celebrating their momentum. State Republicans are of course celebrating President Bush's success in Virginia.
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Both parties say they're pleased with today's voter turnout.
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Shannon, they hope the momentum of this election season helps keep those new voters involved.





[Mayor-Richmond]


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The race for Mayor of Richmond attracted statewide attention this year, because one of the candidates is former Governor Doug Wilder.
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[Take Leader #500]

But he had to defeat current Mayor Rudy McCollum and two others to do it. And, did it he did, handily, taking nearly 80 percent of the vote. [next page] The other three candidates barely made it out of the single digits.
McCollum, by the way was elected by city council.
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[Wilder]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Several hundred supporters gathered to celebrate Wilder's victory in Richmond. This is the first time in more than 50- years Richmond's mayor has been elected by popular vote. Wilder says he's always believed in change.
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[State-Questions]


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Virginia voters overwhelmingly said yes to two proposed constitutional amendments today.
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[Take Leader #110]

The apportionment question meant to ensure that redistricting would not affect special elections was easily approved today.
[Take Leader #120]

The same for a proposal meant to clearly define Virginia's succession for governor.
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In Patrick County, the question was taxes.
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[Take Leader #410]

Voters there overwhelmingly rejected a food and beverage tax referendum. The no's outweighed the yeses 66 to 33 percent.
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Campbell County now holds its regular local elections in November, and there were three contested races today. We will not have final totals until the absentee ballots are counted which could take a few more hours.
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[Take Leader 300] We'll start in Altavista's race for mayor, where even without those final votes, it appears incumbent Rudy Burgess will turn away a challenge from Gabriel Eades. [Take Leader 310] [**NOTE -- TWO PAGES**] There were five people running for the three seats on Altavista's Town Council. Beverly Dalton and Thomas Coleman hold comfortable leads. James Higginbotham is running third. [Change] Tim Thacker and Betty Eades are well behind pending a count of absentee votes.
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[Brookneal]


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[**NOTE: Written to follow Altavista**] And in Brookneal, another three Town Council seats were up for grabs. Again, we're still waiting for absentee votes,
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[Take Leader #355]

But as it stands, Champ Nowlin, Richard Adams and Stacy Hailey hold the lead for the three seats, with John Woddell currently trailing the pack.
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[S-Election Nite Sports]


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The Hokies and Rusty Wallace are making headlines on this election night. Here's Mike Stevens with more on both topics.
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[Recap]


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Topping our election coverage for you one more time.
President Bush has won in Virginia, though the race is still up for grabs nation-wide.
All three Congressmen are headed back to Washington. Rick Boucher, Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte, who was unopposed on the ballot, all won re-election.
The Commonwealth's attorney race in Radford came down to two votes, with Chris Rehak winning.
Bedford County's School Board race came down to one vote, with Keith Jones ahead.
And Henry County voters approved an off-track betting parlor there. We'll return now to CBS News continuing coverage of the presidential race.
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[Take Election Web FS] And another reminder that you can find the latest results from all area and statewide races at any time by going to our web page at wdbj7-dot-com. (------------)