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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Following the results of tonight’s Democratic primary for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, Lavern Chatman released the following statement:

“Four months ago, we began our campaign and it has been an amazing journey. I want to congratulate Don on his victory.

“I’ve been able to live and realize the American dream because of the educational and economic opportunities in this District. I want every family – every kid in this District – to have those same opportunities.

“In the days ahead, I promise to continue fighting in the trenches for working families across Northern Virginia.

“I will advocate to make equal pay a reality. I will advocate for Medicaid expansion in Virginia.

“I will advocate raising the minimum wage to a living wage so folks can afford to buy homes and raise their families here.

“I can never thank each and every one of you enough for believing in me and joining me on this unbelievable ride.”