Hung Cao wins crowded GOP nomination battle in Virginia
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A political newcomer and Vietnamese immigrant emerged from a field of 11 candidates to win the Republican nomination in a northern Virginia congressional district.
Hung Cao, a retired Navy officer, won the nomination in Virginia’s 10th District, which encompasses the outer suburbs of the nation’s capital.
He will face two-term Democratic incumbent Jennifer Wexton in November.
Republicans chose Cao in a firehouse primary with ranked-choice voting.
He led through every round, but multiple candidates were eliminated before he achieved a majority over his closest competitor, Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson.
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