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Former anchorman wins Virginia House race

Chris Hurst, a former news anchor whose girlfriend was killed in 2015 while reporting on live television, was elected to the Virginia's House of Delegates on Tuesday night.

Hurst, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Joseph Yost in Virginia's 12th district. Hurst left his job at WDBJ7 following the death of Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, both killed by a former coworker, and decided to run for office. His campaign focused on education, health care, the environment, and more gun regulations. "This is not about me or Alison," he told NBC News last week. "This is about me trying to serve the people that gave me so much when I needed it." Catherine Garcia