US House 2018 Elections

US House 2018 Elections

Summary

The 2018 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Virginia will take place on November 6, 2018. Voters will elect 11 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 11 congressional districts.

The candidates are as follows:

District #1 - Rob Wittman and Angie Williams

District #2-  

District #3-

District #4-

District #5-

District #6-

District #7-

District #8-

District #9-

District #10-

District #11-

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District 1

Republican Rob Wittman has represented Virginia’s 1st congressional district since 2007. He was re-elected in 2016 with 60% of the vote. Wittman is unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Edwin Santana, former Marine
  • Vangie Williams, author
  • John Suddarth

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vangie Williams 11,099 39.8
Democratic Edwin Santana 9,144 32.8
Democratic John Suddarth 7,610 27.3
Total votes 27,853 100.0

General election

Results

Virginia’s 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vangie Williams
Republican Rob Wittman (incumbent)
Total votes

District 2

2nd district Republican incumbent Scott Taylor is in a race targeted by the DNC. This is one of only two GOP held seats that voted for Democrat Ralph Northamin 2017. Shaun Brown is running as an independent

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Elaine Luria, veteran
  • Karen Mallard, teacher

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elaine Luria 17,540 62.3
Democratic Karen Mallard 10,604 37.7
Total votes 28,144 100.0

Republican primary

Taylor was challenged in the Republican primary by former James City County Supervisor Mary Jones, who has attacked Rep. Taylor for his moderate stances and because she believes he hasn’t backed President Donald Trump’s proposals and is too critical of him.

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Taylor (incumbent) 28,308 75.9
Republican Mary Jones 8,978 24.1
Total votes 37,286 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Scott
Taylor (R)
Elaine
Luria (D)
Other Undecided
PPP/Patriot Majority USA April 16–17, 2018 609 ± 4.0% 48% 42% 10%

Results

Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elaine Luria
Republican Scott Taylor (incumbent)
Total votes

District 3

3rd district incumbent Democrat Bobby Scott is running unopposed,as no Republican candidates filed for this district.

Democratic primary

District 4

After the 4th district was redrawn by the courts for the 2016 elections, Democratic incumbent Donald McEachin was elected and is now running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Candidates Republican primary

  • Ryan McAdams, pastor
  • Shion Fenty, fashion designer

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan McAdams 17,510 72.5
Republican Shion Fenty 6,654 27.5
Total votes 24,164 100.0

General election

Results

Virginia’s 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald McEachin (incumbent)
Republican Ryan McAdams
Total votes

District 5

On May 28, 5th district incumbent, Republican Tom Garrett Jr., announced that due to his struggles with alcoholism, he would not run for reelection. Instead of a traditional primary to elect the Democratic and Republican nominees, party delegates voted to hold district conventions instead.

Democratic convention

The Democratic convention was held on May 5, 2018. The party delegates chose Leslie Cockburn as the Democratic nominee.

Candidates

  • Leslie Cockburn, investigative journalist
  • Roger Dean “RD” Huffstetler, Marine veteran
  • Andrew Sneathern, former Albemarle County assistant attorney

Republican convention

The Republican convention was held on June 2, 2018, less than one week after incumbent Tom Garrett Jr. announced he would not seek reelection. Denver Riggleman edged out Cynthia Dunbar, who had just lost the Republican nomination in the 6th district just weeks before, in the final round of voting to get the Republican nomination.

Candidates

  • Denver Riggleman, distillery owner
  • Cynthia Dunbar, national GOP committeewoman
  • Joe Whited, veteran
  • Michael Del Rosso, technology executive
  • Martha Boneta, farmer
  • Michael Webert, state delegate

General election

Results

Virginia’s 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leslie Cockburn
Republican Denver Riggleman
Total votes

District 6

The 6th district will be an open seat in 2018, after the Republican incumbent, Bob Goodlatte, representative from the 6th district since 1993, announced his retirement in November 2017.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Lewis 8,205 47.6
Democratic Peter Volosin 4,691 27.2
Democratic Charlotte Moore 3,183 18.5
Democratic Sergio Coppola 1,160 6.7
Total votes 17,239 100.0

Republican convention

Republican delegates decided to hold a party convention instead of the primary to choose their nominee. Eight Republicans ran in the Convention in this district, where State Delegate Ben Cline was chosen as the GOP Nominee.

Candidates

  • Ben Cline, state delegate
  • Chaz Haywood
  • Douglas Wright
  • Cynthia Dunbar
  • Ed Justo
  • Kathryn Lewis
  • Elliot Pope
  • Mike Desjadon

General election

Results

Virginia’s 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Lewis
Republican Ben Cline
Total votes

District 7

After Dave Brat upset the former House Majority leader, Eric Cantor, in 2014, Brat won reelection in 2016 with 57% of the vote.

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Abigail Spanberger, former CIA operations officer
  • Dan Ward, former U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler pilot

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abigail Spanberger 33,198 72.7
Democratic Daniel Ward 12,495 27.3
Total votes 45,693 100.0

General election

Results[

Virginia’s 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abigail Spanberger
Republican David Brat (incumbent)
Total votes

District 8

In the 8th district, Democrat Don Beyer has served since the 2014 election. Beyer won reelection in 2016 with 68% of the vote.

General election

Results

Virginia’s 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Beyer (incumbent)
Republican Thomas Oh
Total votes

District 9

In the 9th district, Republican Morgan Griffith has two Democratic opponents, Anthony Flaccavento and Justin Santopietro, and a Whig opponent, Scott Blankenship, in this strongly Republican district.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony Flaccavento 10,849 78.6
Democratic Justin Santopietro 2,949 21.4
Total votes 13,798 100.0


General election

Results

Virginia’s 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony Flaccavento
Republican Morgan Griffith (incumbent)
Total votes

District 10

In the 10th district, six Democratic candidates, encouraged by the fact that Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock’s district voted for Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, 2016, submitted the required number of signatures to run for that seat. Republicans believe, however, that given that Comstock is an excellent fundraiser and fierce campaigner, she will be able to keep the seat. April polling is favorable to a generic Democrat against Comstock, although Comstock performs much better in polling when her name is on the ballot against a named Democratic opponent.

Libertarian Nathan Larson is also running as an independent. He has come under fire for advocating for pedophilia and white supremacy.

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Jennifer Wexton, State Senator
  • Lindsey Davis Stover, senior advisor to Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki
  • Daniel Helmer, army veteran
  • Alison Friedman, former State Department official
  • Julia Biggins, scientist
  • Paul Pelletier, federal prosecutor

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Wexton 22,530 41.8
Democratic Alison Friedman 12,362 23.0
Democratic Lindsey Davis Stover 8,660 16.1
Democratic Dan Helmer 6,738 12.5
Democratic Paul Pelletier 2,023 3.8
Democratic Julia Biggins 1,530 2.8
Total votes 53,843 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Barbara Comstock, incumbent congresswoman
  • Shak Hill, combat pilot

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Comstock (incumbent) 28,274 60.7
Republican Shak Hill 18,301 39.3
Total votes 46,575 100.0

General election

Results

Virginia’s 10th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Wexton
Republican Barbara Comstock (incumbent)
Total votes

District 11

In the 11th district, Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly, who ran unopposed in 2016, has a Republican challenger, U.S. Army veteran Jeff Dove. Also running Libertarian Stevan Porter.

General election

Results

Virginia’s 11th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerry Connolly (incumbent)
Republican Jeff Dove
Total votes
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