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A former TV anchor whose girlfriend was fatally shot on-air has claimed a shocking victory over a three-term incumbent state delegate in a rural Virginia election.

Chris Hurst, 30, supported stricter gun security measures, however centered his marketing campaign round different points together with enlargement of Medicaid and elevated funding for faculties. Hurst was certainly one of a number of upset winners in state House elections Tuesday that might tip the bulk to Democrats when the ultimate recounts are accomplished.

“We can seize on this opportunity to expand Medicaid in the Commonwealth so that everybody who is working but living in poverty can have access to health insurance,” Hurst instructed a crowd of ecstatic supporters in Blacksburg, residence of Virginia Tech. “We can go big on education to make sure our teachers are supported in the Commonwealth.”

Hurst, like most Democrat candidates within the state, additionally ran towards President Trump.

“We are going to stand up to bigotry and intolerance, we are going to speak out against injustice, and we are going to fight for the most vulnerable among us,” Hurst mentioned to rousing applause.

On August 26, 2015, Alison Parker was conducting a dwell interview for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke when a former reporter on the station walked up and fatally shot her and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker was 24, Ward was 27 years outdated.

The taking pictures came about at about 6:45 a.m., at Smith Mountain Lake, a resort about 35 miles from Roanoke. The dwell broadcast confirmed Parker interviewing Chamber of Commerce official Vicki Gardner when, simply off digital camera, photographs rang out. Parker is heard screaming, and the video seems to incorporate a  glimpse of the gunman wearing black.

Gardner additionally was shot however survived.

Police recognized the shooter as Vester Flanagan, recognized on-air as Bryce Williams, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police pursuit. Tens of 1000’s of space residents noticed the taking pictures dwell on the morning information and  — and later noticed footage of the badault from the shooter’s perspective on Flanagan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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