Democrats held out hope of pulling an upset in the special election in Senate District 22.
Maybe Republicans would split between the two candidates.
Maybe Democrat Ryant Washington would fit the district and give his party a 20th seat - deadlocking the Senate and giving Democrats a tiebreaker this session.
A Democratic win Tuesday would slow Republican momentum prior to Donald Trump's inauguration.
Washington formerly was Fluvanna County Sheriff.
But he only won the county by 77 votes.
Not enough to help elsewhere in the district.
Republicans roll on.
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