Balance of power in Virginia may rest on write-in campaign

LOCUST GROVE, Va. (AP) — Partisan control of the Virginia General Assembly could come down to a write-in campaign.

A Republican lawmaker who espouses the need for greater personal responsibility and has a tricky-to-spell last name is hoping to pull off a write-in win after failing to submit his campaign paperwork on time.

Del. Nick Freitas is trying to hold on to his Republican-friendly seat in the Culpepper area.

Virginia is in the midst of a hard-fought contest for control of the state General Assembly. Only four states have legislative races this year, and the Old Dominion is the only one with control of the legislature up for grabs. National groups view Virginia as a warmup to the 2020 presidential cycle and are pouring money into the state.

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