Not just one election, but two

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There’s another story of this odd, odd election.

When 7th District voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they will be casting two ballots in two different elections.

One ballot will be to fill the vacancy that occurred when U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, stepped down from Congress in August, four months before his term expired, to permit whoever succeeds him to have a seniority advantage. (In September, boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. announced that Cantor will become vice chairman and managing director of the firm and open its Washington, D.C., office.)

The other ballot will be to choose someone to serve a full two years in Congress.

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