Connolly's margin over Fimian in the 11th District race is about 0.4 of a percentage point out of more than 225,000 votes cast. That qualifies under Virginia law for a court-supervised recount at state expense.
Well played, DCCC. Connolly's cliffhanger win prevents a GOP sweep of all four contested races in Virginia. Republicans there ousted three Democratic Congressmen last week: Glenn Nye (VA-02), Tom Perriello (VA-05), and Rick Boucher (VA-09).
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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