McEachin had been battling colorectal cancer since 2013, his chief of staff, Tara Rountree, said in a statement. No details about a special session to replace McEachin were announced, but regardless of the outcome, the Republicans are expected to maintain a thin majority over the Democrats in the House of Representatives. “It is with great sadness that I join Virginians tonight in mourning the loss of Congressman Donald McEachin: a tireless champion for Virginia families and a force for economic opportunity and environmental justice,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Va., died Monday after a battle with colorectal cancer, his office said. McEachin represented Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, which includes part of Richmond and extends south to the North Carolina border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called her late colleague “a tireless champion for …