The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Blaze Gun Control
More than two years ago, Chris Hurst was thrusted into the national spotlight after his girlfriend, WDBJ-TV reporter Allison Parker, was murdered on live TV. On Tuesday, Hurst successfully ran a campaign for a spot in Virginia’s General Assembly.
Hurst spent seven years as a reporter and anchor for WDBJ, but chose to run for office in February, resigning his job as a news anchor and filing paperwork to challenge the assembly’s 12th district incumbent, Republican Joseph Yost.
Hurst went on to win the Democratic nomination for the seat and on Tuesday, defeated Yost, who had held the seat for the previous three terms. According to the Virginia Department of Elections, Hurst won the seat by a relatively comfortable margin, 54.3 percent to Yost’s 45.5 percent.
According to the Roanoke Times, the race was one of the most expensive general assembly races in the Commonwealth and one ofpost was originally published on this site