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Offbeat The Latest: Wexton wins Dem primary in key Virginia district

03:30  13 june  2018
03:30  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race

  Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock won the Republican primary in her northern Virginia district Tuesday, fending off a challenge on her right from Air Force veteran Shak Hill, who attacked the two-term incumbent as insufficiently conservative.Comstock now has a battle in November's general election. She'll face state Sen. Jennifer Wexton, who won Tuesday's Democratic primary.The race is seen as a tossup, and Democrats have targeted the seat as a battleground in their campaign to gain control of the House of Representatives.The district stretches from the wealthy suburbs of McLean, inside the Capital Beltway, west to Winchester.

Jennifer Wexton the winner of the Democratic primary in Virginia ’s 10th Congressional District , the Associated Press has declared. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Wexton , the only elected official in the race, has a commanding lead, with 41.88 percent of the vote in the six-candidate race.

Comstock represents Virginia 's 10th Congressional District . It stretches from the wealthy suburbs of McLean, inside the Capital Beltway, west to Winchester. Wexton was the only elected official and the favorite after receiving the endorsement of Gov. Ralph Northam. But several other candidates

FILE: Senator Jennifer Wexton, one of six Democrats running for the nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, participates in a candidates forum at Battlefield High School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Haymarket, DC. © Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images FILE: Senator Jennifer Wexton, one of six Democrats running for the nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, participates in a candidates forum at Battlefield High School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Haymarket, DC.

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT):

8:05 p.m.

Democrats have elected state Sen. Jennifer Wexton as their nominee in a northern Virginia congressional district key to the party's hopes of gaining control of the U.S. House.

The 10th District stretches from the wealthy suburbs of McLean inside the Capital Beltway west to Winchester. It is considered the most likely seat in Virginia to flip from Republican to Democratic — Hillary Clinton carried the district by 10 points in 2016, though Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock won re-election with 53 percent of the vote.

3 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

  3 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries Virginia Republicans voted for Corey Stewart. South Carolina decided it was done with Mark Sanford. And Democrats spurned insurgents from the activist left.For many years, Republican voters in Virginia’s affluent and highly educated Washington suburbs tended to reward mainstream candidates who could be competitive in the general election. But on Tuesday, it was Fairfax County, the population hub of the region, that delivered victory for Corey Stewart, the flame-throwing Trump acolyte who has won national attention with his paeans to Confederate emblems.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Latest on reactions to the primary election results (all times local): 7:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is trumpeting the defeat of a President Donald Trump has congratulated his loyalist Corey Stewart for winning Virginia ’s Republican Senate primary . The president’s tweet also

Wexton wins Dem race for Virginia ’s 10th District Local Politics and Elections News. Stewart wins Va . Dr. Larry Sabato, of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia , told WTOP he saw Comstock as “very vulnerable,” saying her margin of victory against Hill, whom he called “a right-wing

The race attracted six Democrats, including four who raised $980,000 or more. Wexton was the only elected official and the favorite after receiving the endorsement of Gov. Ralph Northam.

But several other candidates outraised or matched Wexton in fundraising. One competitor, Alison Friedman, committed $1 million of her money.

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7 p.m.

Polls have closed in Virginia and South Carolina's primary elections.

A bellwether Virginia congressional district promises to be among the most watched races nationally Tuesday as five states hold primaries.

President Donald Trump also will be a factor, notably in two Republican primaries in South Carolina.

Trump is weighing in for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an early supporter of the president's 2016 campaign, and against Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, an outspoken critic of the president who is facing a Trump devotee.

SC incumbents challenged, Va. women rise as 5 states vote

  SC incumbents challenged, Va. women rise as 5 states vote South Carolina Republicans have expressed their discontent during primary voting Tuesday as President Donald Trump sought to influence the race. And Democrats in Virginia are backing women in key races that could determine control of the House. Polls have closed in both states and well as Maine, North Dakota and Nevada. Together, they raise to 21 the number of states having held their 2018 primary elections so far.__IN SOUTH CAROLINA, INCUMBENTS FACE CHALLENGESMcMaster , an early supporter of the president's 2016 campaign, had Trump's full endorsement, marked by a weekend tweet.

Jennifer Wexton at a candidates forum on April 22 in Vienna, Va . (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post). A COMPETITIVE primary field of well- ­financed Democrats is jockeying for the chance to run for Congress in Virginia ’s 10th District , which, in addition to Loudoun County and parts of Fairfax and

In northern Virginia , a key battleground in Democrats' campaign to take control of the House of Representatives was set after Democrat Jennifer Wexton won the right to take on two-term GOP incumbent Barbara Comstock. Wexton , a state senator from Loudoun County who had the

Elections are also scheduled in Maine, Nevada and North Dakota. Together, they raise to 21 the number of states having held their 2018 primary elections so far.

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5 p.m.

President Donald Trump is urging South Carolina Republican voters to dump frequent critic Rep. Mark Sanford.

Trump says Sanford "has been very unhelpful to me" and is poking fun at his infamous disappearance in 2009, when he was found to have been carrying on an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.

Trump tweets "he's better off in Argentina."

Sanford was elected during a 2013 special election to the U.S. House seat he had held previously despite the controversy which led to his divorce from his wife, Jenny.

He has called Trump untrustworthy and culturally intolerant, prompting Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington to challenge Sanford.

Trump tweeted his endorsement of Arrington along with the swipe at Sanford.

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4:40 p.m.

A bellwether Virginia congressional district promises to be among the most watched races nationally in primary elections in nearly every region of the country Tuesday.

President Donald Trump also will be a factor, notably in two Republican primaries in South Carolina.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has the president's backing but faces challenges from four other candidates. Republican Rep. Mark Sanford faces a challenge from a state lawmaker painting the outspoken former governor as insufficiently loyal to the president.

Elections are also scheduled in Maine, Nevada and North Dakota. Together, they raise to 21 the number of states having held their 2018 primary elections so far.

Joe Manchin leads Republican opponent in new West Virginia Senate poll .
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin leads his Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia Senate race, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Manchin represents a top GOP target this cycle, with West Virginia being one of five contests where Democratic senators are seeking re-election in a state President Donald Trump carried by double-digits in 2016.The survey shows Manchin with a 48% to 39% advantage over Morrisey, the state's attorney general. Another 4% back ex-con coal baron Don Blankenship, who lost the GOP primary in May and is now trying to run as the Constitution Party candidate.

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