Alexandrian Daniel Gade wins Republican Senate Primary

Daniel Gade (Gade for Virginia)

By Cody Mello-Klein |

Daniel Gade, of Alexandria, handily won the Republican Senate Primary election on Tuesday, taking 67 percent of the votes, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

Gade will face current Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who is seeking his third term, in November. Warner was unopposed in the Democratic Primary.

Gade is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and has received two Purple Hearts. He currently serves as a professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs.

In Alexandria, Gade received 63.38 percent of the vote, while Republican candidates Thomas Speciale II and Alissa Baldwin received 10.78 percent and 25.85 percent respectively, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

At 4 p.m., the last count of the day, voter turnout was at 2.46 percent including absentee ballots, according to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections.