RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—Eric Cantor took to the podium to declare victory in the House of Representatives 7th District race.
The race was between incumbent Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, and challenger Wayne Powell (D).
Eric Cantor declared himself the winner, with 58% of the vote, with 65% of precincts reporting. He took to the podium at the Omni for his victory speech.
Powell had 65,595 votes, with 65% of the precincts reporting.
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Congressman Eric Cantor has risen in the political ranks, becoming one of the most powerful men in Washington. He ran a very aggressive campaign until the very end, to keep his opponent, Wayne Powell, away from his congressional seat.
Powell gained momentum in the homestretch and raised enough money to purchase TV ads. He was considered by many as the winner when the candidates debated.