U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.-10th) said in a recent press release that she plans to run for re-election in the newly redrawn 10th District, following the release of the new Virginia legislative district map, which was accepted by the Virginia Supreme Court last week.

“I’m excited to get to work continuing to share my record of bipartisan success as I campaign for reelection in the 10th District,” Wexton said in a prepared statement.

The redrawn district lost the counties of Clarke and Frederick, both of which supported the Republican candidate in the last three presidential elections.

Additionally, the district lost the independent city of Winchester — which supported the Democratic candidate in the past three election cycles — as well as large portions of Fairfax County, a county that has heavily favored the Democratic candidate in recent presidential elections.

The district gained the counties of Rappahannock and Fauquier, both of which favored Donald Trump (R) over Joe Biden (D) in the 2020 Presidential Election.

In an order, the court said it had reviewed final redistricting maps — which were created by two court appointees, called special masters — as well as extensive public comment on earlier draft maps, according to the Associated Press.

The redrawing of the maps occurs every decade. The court was asked to redraw the maps after a bipartisan redistricting commission failed to agree on maps for Congress or the General Assembly.

The court appointed special masters made some minor changes to better follow Census designated places lines in Loudoun County, according to a Dec. 27 memo to The Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Wexton could face one of three candidates in 10th Congressional District race on Nov. 8 General Election.

Loudoun County School Board Member John Beatty, small business owner Theresa Coates Ellis and Prince William County Board of Supervisor Jeanine Lawson all announced they will seek the Republican nomination.

Clay Percle withdrew his candidacy, according to an announcement on his campaign website.

Last year, Wexton earned a second term, defeating Republican nominee Aliscia Andrews with 56.5% of the total vote.

The Democrat won her first term in Congress in 2018 by claiming 56.1 percent of the vote to incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock’s 43.7 percent.

Offices on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election in Loudoun County include House of Representatives, and Leesburg and Broad Run District seats on the Loudoun County School Board.

Additionally, offices on the ballot will include mayor and town councils seats in Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville and Purcellville.

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jke

The ultimate swamp rat. Bi partisan means a republican flipped follow the money!

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