Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend died on live TV, wins Va. House seat

Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend died on live TV, wins Va. House seat

ROANOKE, VA (WWBT) - Democrat Chris Hurst unseated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost for the 12th District seat.

That district covers parts of the Roanoke area. Hurst is the former WDBJ7 TV anchor-turned candidate. His girlfriend - reporter Alison Parker - along with cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed on live television.

Hurst became a big proponent of gun control because of that shooting.

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