Democrat concedes in state House race won by Republican in drawing

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Posted: Jan 10, 2018 11:58 AM

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds said on Wednesday she was conceding after losing a state House of Delegates seat to Republican incumbent David Yancey in a lottery-style drawing.

Simonds said in a statement that she would not seek a second recount in the Newport News race but would run again for the seat in 2019.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson)