Boyfriend of the Reporter Who Was Shot to Death on Air Just Won a Seat in Virginia House of Representatives, Against NRA-Backed Opponent

n August 2015, 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker was doing a routine morning news segment when she and her cameraman were gunned down on live TV by a former colleague, who later shot himself. That tragedy was a turning point for Chris Hurst, Parker's colleague and boyfriend of nine months. Within a year, he had resigned from his job and announced his intention to run for state office against a Republican opponent endorsed by the NRA.

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