From Fairfax to the Richmond suburbs, Virginia voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose candidates to run in November elections that could help determine which party has control of the U.S. House next year.
Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock says Democrats should hold off on putting a check mark next to Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where one of the most expensive, closely watched House races is taking shape.
Both parties have contested congressional primaries throughout the rest of the state, but Comstock's district is the only one rated toss-up by independent analysts.
Andrew Cochran is the General Registrar in the City of Roanoke. That's in contrast to the last midterm election in 2014, when the state Republican early turnout was 43% higher than for Democrats. "Voters will be asked to tell us which one they wish to vote, so that we can assign them the correct ballot".
Ahead of a primary contest Tuesday, Ms. Comstock is highlighting her vote for Republican tax cuts and her work combating violent gangs in the region as she tries to shore up the pro-Trump elements of her party.
This office is now held by Scott Taylor of Virginia Beach.
Traditionally, only 15 percent of registered voters turn out for primaries.
Legendary Brazilian tennis player Maria Bueno dies
Bueno, who spent most of her competing as an amateur, held the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966. She reached the finals at Wimbledon two more times, only to lose to Court in 1965 and to Billie Jean King in 1966.
Democrats have targeted Comstock as a vulnerable seat in the House of Representatives. No Republican challenger filed to face him. But Cramer is in his third term in the state's at-large seat, so he has strong name recognition and a record for winning statewide.
Of the 435 seats in the lower chamber of Congress, 336 are not competitive-180 held by Democrats, 156 held by Republicans, according to the Cook Political Report's ratings.
Fifty-one of the 99 competitive races are in those eight states-California (10), Pennsylvania (9), Florida (7), OH (5), Minnesota (5), New Jersey (5), NY (5), and MI (5).
In conservative North Dakota, Republican Representative Kevin Cramer faces little competition in the race for the nomination to challenge Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The Democratic nominees will be the overwhelming favorites in November.
FILE PHOTO: Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND), with his wife Kris and sons Abel and Beau, cheer after the party endorsed Cramer for the U.S. Senate race against Democratic Sen. Wexton, who has garnered endorsements from a host of national, state and local Democrats, will compete with infectious disease scientist Julia Biggins, former Obama administration official and nonprofit executive Alison Friedman, Army veteran and consultant Dan Helmer, attorney and former federal prosecutor Paul Pelletier, and small business owner and former Obama administration official Lindsey Davis Stover to run against incumbent.
Just six of the nation's governors are women, and candidates in three states voting on Tuesday are hoping to position themselves to join their ranks. In Arlington County, voters will choose between two Democrats to run against incumbent County Board member John Vihstadt (I).
Not only have they entered the record books but they also raised thousands for a children's cancer charity in Ireland . I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing", she said.
Actress and activist Rose McGowan is set to go to trial in January in Loudoun County, Va., on a cocaine possession charge. If convicted, McGowan faces up to a year behind bars, but her attorneys have vowed to fight the charge all the way.
Anthony Mannino stop his patrol auto on the right side of a busy highway, just behind where the young boy is running. Mannino told WBBM-TV that he at first thought he spotted a stray dog, but then his parental instincts took over.
The man reportedly asked to speak to the Iranian embassy to deliver a message to the French government, Reuters reports . A police source said the hostage-taker initially hit one person who was able to escape.
He also played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, although he only played one league game for Madrid , and five for Barcelona. They also scored 36 goals, and their form means they are one of the favourites ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation .
The Warmbiers declined through the law firm representing them in a wrongful-death lawsuit to comment beyond the statement. When asked if he was tortured, she said she can't be sure what caused the lack of oxygen to the brain.
After he returned to the Vatican from that trip, Francis sent the Church's top sex crimes expert to Chile, to investigate further. Bishop Juan Barros looks on as Pope Francis leaves at the end of a mass at the Lobito beach in Iquique, Chile January 18, 2018.
Nadal is now 85-2 for his career at Roland Garros , with a record 10 championships. "I saved two set points and luckily I won it". Looking at the bigger picture, Nadal hadn't ceded a set in Paris since 2015, when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
He added that Macedonia would take a new "compound name with a geographical denominator", without spelling out the name. Following the latest round of discussions, Macedonia is now set to be known as the Republic of Northern Macedonia .
Spain manager to take over at Real Madrid after World Cup
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It's Lonely For Trump At G7…On Russia, Trade Policy
Yet Trump wants them there, and other than his apparently desperate desire to hang out with Putin, it's hard to imagine why. The US leader fired off a series of messages on Twitter hitting out at his counterparts before the summit even opened.
Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China
The U.S. switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1979 but maintains close economic, political and security ties with Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Beijing was "gravely concerned" with the inauguration of the building.
Police operation over hostage situation in Paris
The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments. Police would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands.
Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria
This bacterium, as well as coliforms, were also more likely to reside on towels used by families with non-vegetarian diets. Of the 49 samples which were positive for bacterial growth, 36.7% grew coliform bacteria, a group which includes E. coli .
'Built in India', Uber Lite is 'designed for the world'
The app is made keeping in mind emerging markets, and India is the first place the company has chose to launch it. Uber Lite is a simple version of the rider app that saves space, works on any network, and on any Android phone .
Vietnam detains 100 after protests turn violent
Footage of the unrest was aired on the state TV channel with a red cross drawn across it, indicating the authorities' disapproval. A draft law would allow foreign investors to lease land in special economic zones for up to 99 years.
Amazon under fire due to "harsh" working conditions
Amazon said it found two of the violations-excessive overtime and use of agency staff-during an audit of the factory in March. Meanwhile, Foxconn "works hard to comply with all relevant laws and regulations", according to the same Reuters report.