Several Virginia House incumbents ousted in primary

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Sydney Johnson inserts her casts her ballot as election official Clare Lewis watches near Stafford, Va., Tuesday, June 8, 2021. It was Johnson’s first time voting. (Peter Cihelka/The Free Lance-Star via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Challengers from across the ideological spectrum have ousted several incumbents in nominating contests for the Virginia House of Delegates.

Those ousted include one Republican and at least two Democrats.

Mark Levine of Alexandria was defeated by Elizabeth Bennett-Parker.

And centrist Steve Heretick lost to a younger challenger from his left.

The nomination contests turn the page toward what’s expected to be a hotly contested battle for control of the House in the fall.

Republicans will be looking to wrest control from Democrats who in the past two years have passed transformative legislation that’s made Virginia an outlier in the South.

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