No big-name Republicans to challenge Warner for U.S. Senate

No big-name Republicans to challenge Warner for U.S. Senate
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., gestures while speaking to the media during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin) (Source: Jacquelyn Martin)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - For the second time in two years, no big-name Republicans in Virginia are bothering to try and win a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Once a hotly contested swing state where Senate elections were decided by small margins, Virginia has swung solidly blue in the Trump era as voters in the state’s growing suburbs reject the president’s agenda.

This Tuesday, three relatively unknown Republicans will compete in a primary election to take on incumbent U.S. Mark Warner, a Democrat who is seeking his third term in the Senate.

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