One Senate seat is up for election in Virginia, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for 11 House seats, four of which are held by Democrats and seven by Republicans. See Virginia’s primary results.
Sen. Tim Kaine, who was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2016, is favored to win reelection in Virginia, where Hillary Clinton won by five points. His Republican opponent, Corey Stewart, is a controversial Prince William County official who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2017. Kaine has raised millions more dollars for his campaign, and Stewart is trailing in polling.
Going into this election, Virginia had 4 Democratic representatives and 7 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 11 points and Tom Garrett (R) won by 16.7.
Republican Denver Riggleman and Democrat Leslie Cockburn are political newcomers vying for the seat being vacated by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R), who announced that he is an alcoholic and would not seek reelection.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 6.5 points and Dave Brat (R) won by 15.3.
Rep. Dave Brat shocked Washington with a 2014 Republican primary win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in this district that includes Richmond suburbs and more conservative areas to the west. Former CIA operative Abigail Spanberger emerged from the Democratic primary to challenge him.
In 2016, Clinton won this district by 9.8 points and Barbara Comstock (R) won by 5.8.
State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) is challenging two-term Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in this suburban Virginia seat. Comstock has separated herself from President Trump and his policies at key moments, but voters say he is the most important factor influencing their choice.
Beto O’Rourke returns to El Paso, Tex. to bid farewell to public office after narrowly losing the Senate race to Ted Cruz. But many at his last town hall want to know if he’s running for president in 2020.