Richmond Times: Virginia’s primaries set the stage for this fall’s fierce political wars

In Virginia Beach, freshman Republican Del. Karen Greenhalgh’s reconfigured House District 97 gave Rep. Elaine Luria, D-2nd, a 5 percentage-point edge in 2022, after voting for Youngkin by 2.2 points in 2021.

Democrat Michael Feggans, an Air Force veteran and small-business owner, has so far raised $168,000 to Greenhalgh’s $175,000, but here, as in all these other races, there is likely much more to come.

Greenhalgh’s 2021 win saw her spending nearly $1.1 million to defeat Del. Alex Askew, D-Virginia Beach, who spent nearly $2.4 million. In the end, she won 127 more votes than he did.

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