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GOP-Friendly House Race Becomes Nail-Biter on Abortion Issue

  • Democrat Luria pummeling GOP opponent on pregnancy rights
  • Coastal Virginia contest is one of the closest in the nation
Elaine Luria, left, and Jen Kiggans
Elaine Luria, left, and Jen KiggansPhotographer: Steve Helber/AP
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In any other election year, two Navy veterans vying to represent a Virginia district dominated by military interests would focus on their national security bonafides. 

Instead, the race between two women on opposite sides of the abortion debate has turned one of the nation’s closest House contests into a referendum on Roe v. Wade.