(The Hill) — The Democratic candidate who lost a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates in a random drawing has conceded.
Shelly Simonds, who ran to represent the state’s 94th district, lost to GOP incumbent David Yancey last week after the state’s board of elections decided the tied race by drawing names from a bowl.
“I have conceded because I do not see any legal pathways forward and I want representation for the 94th district today,” Simonds tweeted.
She said she tried to phone Yancey, and that she would “like to ask him to vote for Medicaid expansion.”
Click to continue reading. By Avery Anapol, Jan 10, 2018.