Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary


Five states hold elections this week, but the most noteworthy are in Maine, Nevada and Virginia.

Democrat Chris Giunchigliani, who on Sunday got the support of Clinton with a robocall asking Nevada voters to support "my friend Chris G.", has run a close race against Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who has the backing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Among congressional races, District Seven, including Richmond and Hanover, is among the most heated. Many political analysts rate the race a tossup.

Two years ago, LuAnn Bennett became the first 10th District Democrat to win in Loudoun since 1978, but only by 150 votes. Luria owns Mermaid Factory in Norfolk and served in the Navy for 20 years. Gov. Sandoval, who is leaving after serving a maximum two terms, cruised to re-election in 2014 after no high-profile Democrats emerged to oppose him.

Republicans in VA-02: Incumbent Rep. Scott Taylor vs.

While none of South Carolina's House seats are expected to be competitive in November, incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford is facing a hard Republican primary on Tuesday against state Rep. Katie Arrington.

Spanberger is a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who moved to a private sector job with an educational services company in 2014. Now a civilian pilot, Ward lives in Orange.

Sanford's seat is likely to remain in Republican hands no matter the victor of Tuesday's primary.

The goal is to ensure that officials are elected with an outright majority when there are three or more candidates, and to elevate those with the widest appeal.

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary

Also campaigning are Libertarian Joe Walton and Helen Alli.

One of those women, Helen Alli, has switched to running with the Whig Party.

"Any one of these charges would be enough for impeachment and the president should have to answer for them in front of the Senate", he said.

Democrats, meanwhile, could nominate state Rep. Jason Smith, a Joe Biden ally, to take on the Republican victor there. But he must understand now that the president of the United States can not act like a lazy campaign worker putting up forgotten yard signs late on Election Night and expect no one to notice. Now, six of them are fighting to take it back.

The favorite is state Sen. Ralph Northam won this district last November 56%-43%.

Democrats in VA-10: Candidates are Jennifer Wexton (see my endorsement here), Alison Friedman, Lindsey Davis Stover, Dan Helmer, Julia Biggins and Paul Pelletier. Comstock faces a conservative GOP challenger, retired Air Force pilot Shak Hill, in her primary.

People are choosing who will run to represent the commonwealth in nine congressional districts, but, so far, not many people have showed up to the polls in some areas on Tuesday, June 12.

Of the four, Volosin has raised the most money - almost $43,000, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

Despite being an eclectic mix, all the Democrats in the race point to President Donald Trump - his conduct in and out of office as much as his administration's policies - as a key factor in their decisions to run for Congress.

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