Jennifer Lewis easily wins 6th District race, sets sights on November elections
ROANOKE, VA. (WSET) -- On the Democratic side, Jennifer Lewis easily won the race for the 6th District, picking up 48% of the vote.
Lewis will try to defeat Republican State Del. Ben Cline.
Both Cline and Lewis are trying to win the seat held by Republican Bob Goodlatte, who decided not to run again.
At a watch party for two of the 6th District candidates, tons of folks turned out to Fork in the Alley in Roanoke to support the candidates.
Lewis beat out Charlotte Moore, Peter Volosin and Sergio Coppola.
Although Lewis was not at the watch party, many of her supporters were.
Moore and Volosin say they are now throwing their support behind Lewis and urging their supporters to do the same.
"I think we have a message and a platform that speaks to the working class people in our District," Lewis said. "We want minimum wage up to $15 an hour. We want Medicare for all. Things that effect people's day to day lives."
"Congratulations to Jennifer," Moore said. "Everyone ran a really good campaign, the campaign workers worked really hard in the district, so thanks to everyone who came out and voted."
"It's not the outcome I was hoping for, but I know Jennifer is gonna be a great candidate, and I look forward to helping her campaign, so that she can take on Ben Cline and win in November," Volosin said.
They're all hoping for an outcome leading up to an ultimate win for Democrats in the 6th District Race.