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Who were some of the prominent candidates for the Virginia State Senate in 2015?

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The prominent candidates for the Virginia State Senate general election in 2015 include Mark Matney, Richard Ottinger, Gary McCollum and Joseph Morrissey. Incumbent candidates include John Miller, Lynwood Lewis, Frank Wagner and Roz Dance.

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Democrat John Miller faces Republican Mark Matney for the District 1 senate seat. Incumbent John Miller was elected to the senate in 2007 with a margin of victory of 3 percent, and reelected with a 4-percent margin in 2011.

The District 6 race includes incumbent Democrat Lynwood Lewis and Republican Richard Ottinger. Lewis won the seat in January 2014 in a special election. Prior to his election to the senate, Lewis served in the Virginia House of Delegates for 10 years.

The District 7 race includes incumbent Republican Frank Wagner and Democrat Gary McCollum. Wagner was first elected to the senate in 2003.

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