Virginia Primary Voter Guide

Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018

Therefore, no Democratic ballot available in the 4th Congressional District - which encompasses the City of Richmond, eastern Henrico County, and points to the south and east.

Democrats hope voter dissatisfaction with President Trump in a state that has been trending blue will help them flip several seats held by Republicans.

Today is primary election day in Virginia (polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm; vote at your regular polling location). They say with more women candidates this year, issues important to women will be major factors.

This office is now held by Republican Robert Wittman.

Finally, there's the Republican primary for a candidate who can compete against Democratic Sen.

The state's tilt toward Democrats in recent years gives the party reason for some optimism.

On Tuesday, June 12, voters in Virginia will head to the polls. Republicans said she's trying to hide her extreme views. Cramer, 57, is the GOP's top choice, after he changed his mind this spring and said he would run for Senate rather than stay in the House. He enjoys high name recognition and has a hefty campaign account.

But the race's two other candidates have both positioned themselves as outsiders, banking on voters' desire to elect political newcomers.

Heitkamp, 62, is stressing her work for her state's agriculture and energy interests, along with her votes with Republicans on legislation rolling back Dodd-Frank rules for regional and community banks and for some of Trump's nominees, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Tim Kaine. As a moderate who gained national prominence as Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, Kaine is widely expected to win - not even counting the possibility that Republicans could make another Roy Moore-style blunder. Vying to defeat her in November are four Democrats who are facing off Tuesday - state Sen.

Judging by Menendez's tepid primary performance on Tuesday against an unknown and unfunded challenger, Hugin's strategy appears to have a chance of working.

On the Republican side, businessman Shawn Moody leads, with former Maine Heath and Human Services Director Mary Mayhew, Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, and State House Minority Leader Ken Fredette not too far behind.

Of the 435 seats in the lower chamber of Congress, 336 are not competitive-180 held by Democrats, 156 held by Republicans, according to the Cook Political Report's ratings.

But this year, some Nevada Democrats who normally wouldn't vote in the midterms say they are turning out to make their voices heard.

Democrats in VA-07: Candidates are Abigail Spanberger and Dan Ward; incumbent is Rep. Dave Brat (R).

Similarly Rep. Barbara Comstock of the 10th congressional district in the Washington suburbs, often depicted as a GOP moderate, faces fierce primary opposition from a right-wing underdog named Shak Hill. It lets voters rank candidates by preference rather than choosing just one. State Attorney General Janet Mills, who like Giunchigliani has the backing of Emily's List, started the race as the front-runner but has faced tough competition from the large field.

Interesting local races include a Democratic primary, between Matt de Ferranti (see my endorsement here) and Chanda Choun, in Arlington for County Board.