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Dr. Cameron Webb wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House seat in Virginia’s 5th District

Dr. Cameron Webb has won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat in Virginia’s 5th District, according to the Associated Press.

Webb will face Republican Bob Good in November. He said that his work continued election night to flip the district.

“I think in some ways it’s kind of a litmus test for the nation, it runs the gamut of political spectrum, I think some folks would try to classify it as a bright red street, but I think that’s wrong, I think this is a district that spans the political spectrum,” Webb said.

Earlier this month, Bob Good won the Republican convention in Lynchburg, defeating Rep. Denver Riggleman.

Good admits to missing an election filing deadline by a few days; however, he claims he was within the grace period so his name being on Novembers ballot should not be an issue. He offered congratulations to Webb but said that voters will clearly see the difference between the two candidates.

“Well this is a republican majority district, it’s a strong district for republicans, we plan to hold this seat in November and we will begin to draw the contrast between myself and my opponent,” Good said.

Webb grew up in Spotsylvania and graduated from UVA with medical and law degrees. According to Webb’s campaign site, he was tapped by President Obama for the White House Fellowship. He also served on the White House Health Care Team and also worked on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, where he helped tackle issues in education, workforce development and criminal justice reform.

“(My message is one) of inclusivity and a message of unity at a time when our nation sorely needs it and I’m excited to be in a position, and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to hopefully represent this district,” Webb said.