Forbes wins re-election
Published 9:26 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Boosted by strong support in Western Tidewater, U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., cruised to re-election Tuesday over Democratic challenger Andrea Miller.
The Associated Press declared Forbes the winner soon after the polls closed at 7 p.m.
With 72 percent of precincts reporting in the 4th District, Forbes had 61 percent of more than 200,000 votes cast.
In Southampton County, with all but absentee ballots counted, Forbes had 4,913 votes, or 61 percent, to Miller’s 3,079.
In Franklin, with all ballots counted, Forbes won narrowly – 2,030 votes, or 51 percent, to Miller’s 1,965.
In Isle of Wight County, with all but absentee ballots counted, Forbes received 11,688 votes to Miller’s 5,427.