Republican Daniel Gade wins Virginia primary to challenge Mark Warner

Republican Daniel Gade wins Virginia primary to challenge Mark Warner

American University professor Daniel Gade won Virginia’s Republican Senate primary and will challenge Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSenators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Overnight Defense: Democrats blast Trump handling of Russian bounty intel | Pentagon leaders set for House hearing July 9 | Trump moves forward with plan for Germany drawdown MORE (D) in November.

Gade, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was awarded two Purple Hearts, was winning with 68 percent of the vote with 23 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He prevailed over two Republican opponents.

He will face Warner in November. Warner was unopposed in the Democratic primary as he runs for a third term.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the seat as "Solid Democratic."