Mark Warner, Democrat Senator Who Narrowly Won in 2014, Faces Challenge From Former Navy SEAL

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A Democrat Senator who barely won re-election in 2014 faces a fresh challenge from a former representative and Navy SEAL in Virginia.

Mark Warner (D-Va.) ended up with 49.1 percent of the vote in 2014, with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie garnering 48.3 percent. The final gap was around 18,000 votes.

The race was initially too close to count, reported NBC Washington, which called the margin “razor-thin.” While votes were still being counted, Warner declared victory.

Gillespie didn’t concede on election night but ultimately decided not to seek re-election and conceded three days later.

Scott Taylor to challenge Mark Warner
In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, then Virginia’s 2nd District Congressman Scott Taylor speaks during an interview in his campaign office in Virginia Beach, Va. Taylor says he’s running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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