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Ed Gillespie wins GOP Senate nomination

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Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie

ROANOKE, Va- Ed Gillespie won the GOP Senate nomination Saturday afternoon.

According to WDBJ, the news came at the Roanoke Civic Center where Republicans were holding their state convention.

Gillespie was leading the vote with 7 of 11 congressional districts reporting, when his closest competitor Shak Hill moved that the convention nominate Gillespie by acclamation.

Republican Ed Gillespie will challenge U.S. Senator Mark Warner in November.