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.