Wexton primary voting

State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) casting her vote in the Democratic primary for Congress in Virginia's 10th District.

State Sen. Jennifer Wexton today topped five challengers to be the Democratic nominee in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Wexton had claimed nearly 42 percent of the vote. Democrat Alison K. Friedman was in a distant second with 23 percent.

Wexton, a Leesburg attorney first elected to the Senate in 2014, will face two-term incumbent Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in November's general election.

Virginia's 10th Congressional District race is expected to be one of the closest contests in the country. Democrat Hillary Clinton defeated Republican Donald Trump in the district 55 percent to 38 percent, and The Cook Political Report has tagged the race a “toss up.”

Wexton wasted no time taking aim at Comstock.

"We are now on a mission to bring real representation to northern Virginia and to remove Barbara Comstock from office,” she said in a prepared statement. “Comstock has worked to strip health care from millions of Americans, proudly touts her A rating from the NRA, and is so out of touch with this district that she hides from her constituents and has never held a single town hall.”

National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Maddie Anderson chimed in moments later, saying, “The nasty and divisive Democratic primary forced Nancy Pelosi recruit Jennifer Wexton to lurch to the far-left, rendering her unelectable. Barbara Comstock has defeated a Jennifer Wexton-type candidate before, and she’ll do it again in November.”


Wexton primary vote 2

State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) at her polling location June 12.


(3) comments

Chris McHale

Now that it's over, what are the odds that the parties (both sides) will clean up the road signs they littered the county with?


Prediction: Comstock 52% -> Wexton 48%

MAGA Morons Are Governing America

This will be, as you can see by the immediate, reflexive incantation of "Pelosi" by the GOP operative, a really ugly race before it ends.

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