Written by Keith Walker
Del. Robert G. “Bob” Marshall was outspent by more than five-to-one in the race for the 13th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, but it didn’t matter.
He defeated John J. Bell, his Democratic opponent.
The nine-term Republican incumbent held off the Democratic newcomer to keep the seat he has held since 1992, according to unofficial results at the State Board of Elections.
Marshall pulled ahead early and held 60- to 63-percent of the votes most of the night.
With 28 of the 37 precincts reporting at 9:30 p.m., Marshall held 62.06 percent of the votes.
According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Marshall raised $155,141 and spent 90,358, while Bell raised $515,115 and spent 479,728.