Both political parties are looking to take the empty seat in the 10th District, but it is a landscape of contrasts, from Potomac riverside mansions in McLean and Great Falls to increasingly Hispanic neighborhoods in Manassas, from the tract townhouse developments of Sterling and Ashburn to the vineyards and dairy farms of the Shenandoah. Among the district’s 758,000 residents, 20 percent are foreign-born, 13 percent are Asian American, 12 percent are Hispanic and 7 percent are black.
From left, Noelle Zepeda, Carlos Zepeda, Sofia Nordgren and Sean Graham enjoy a visit to Cana Winery in Middleburg, Va., on April 13, 2014. In Virginia’s 10th District, as in many of the most hard-fought contests in this election year, a swiftly changing population, a sense that mobility and security are ever more palpably beyond reach, and mounting cynicism about the people who run for office are combining to stymie Democrats and Republicans alike. Melina Mara/The Washington Post Buy Photo