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Comstock the winner in 10th District Republicans’ ‘firehouse primary’

State Del. Barbara Comstock bested five challengers in Saturday's 10th Congressional District Republican nominating event.

Unofficially, Comstock took more than 7,300 votes out of the 13,000 ballots cast. Her closest challenge came from state Del. Bob Marshall, who garnered more than 3,800 votes.

Turnout was higher than expected, according to 10th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman John Whitbeck.

Comstock (R-34th) will face Democrat John Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor, in the general election. The winner of the general will be the Northern Virginia-based district's first new representative since 1981, the year veteran Congressman Frank Wolf first took office.

A former aide to the retiring Wolf, Comstock was widely considered the front-runner going into Saturday's “firehouse primary.”

First elected to Virginia's House of Delegates in 2009, Comstock represented portions of Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Richmond. In 2012, she served as a state advisor for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is rated Republican-leaning by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Here are the unofficial results from Saturday's contest:

-Barbara J. Comstock 7337
-Howard R. "Howie" Lind 1108
-Stephen B. Hollingshead 816
-Mark S. Savitt 218
-Rob K. Wasinger 301
-Robert G. "Bob" Marshall 3829

This is a developing story.

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Bob Marshall is a hate monger for using hateful words. He has called children with birth defects Gods revenge on the parents sins. He does not just disprove of gays but hates them outright making ridiculous statements again about God’s wrath.

We don’t need irrational people like this in government.

As to the ban on gay marriage I say lets vote again, why let the courts strike it down with polls find that the current climate in VA is pro gay marriage, 56% support with only 34% opposition and many who don’t care enough to vote on it now.

I may regret asking this. But “Fedupdude,” why exactly is Marshall at hate-monger? Are you still hung up on the Marshall-Newman Amendment affirming traditional marriage? If so, that would make 57% of Virginians hate-mongers too.

Bob Marshall didn’t get my vote because I felt that Barbara Comstock had a much stronger ground game and organization to lead into November’s general election. But from everything I’ve heard and read, Marshall is a genuinely decent guy and doesn’t deserve the label you are throwing at him.

@fedupdude, he probably paid them….Or Republicans woke up a little and realized they’d lose with him on the ticket.

I am saddened a hate monger like Marshall got so many votes in this area.

LTM needs to hunt down the vote totals of each candidate.

Yeah, establishment republicans!  With Comstock as the apparent winner, guess I’ll have to do a little due diligence on John Foust to see who I’ll be voting for.

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