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Devoted Trump supporter Corey Stewart wins Va. GOP primary, will face Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia GOP Senatorial hopeful, Corey Stewart, gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Three Republicans were running to challenge Virginia’s U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat, in November, but Corey Stewart will be the one to face the former vice presidential candidate this fall.

Stewart got 44.7 percent of the vote, with 97.6 precincts reporting, beating out Del. Nick Freitas and Bishop E.W. Jackson.

The three agreed largely on the issues of the size of the federal government and their support of President Donald Trump.

Stewart claimed he’ll be the president’s “biggest supporter” in the Senate and pointed out how close most Senate votes have been in the current Congress. He added that he’s “won five elections in blue Northern Virginia.”

He said he wants to focus federal resources on solutions for traffic on I-66 and I-95 “without tolls."

Regarding guns and school safety, Stewart pointed to the fact that Prince William was the first county in Virginia to hire retired police officers in all 95 county schools.

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