Va. Voters Go to Polls in 3 US House Districts

By: AP
By: AP

June 10, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces a challenge from a political newcomer backed by the tea party as Virginia voters go to the polls for three congressional primaries.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Cantor faces Dave Brat, an economics professor who claims the 7th District incumbent has lost touch with his constituents. Cantor has outspent Brat by at least 5-to-1 and has branded the political newcomer as too liberal for Virginia.

Former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer is among the candidates hoping to succeed fellow Democrat Jim Moran, who's not seeking another term in northern Virginia's 8th District.

In eastern Virginia's 1st District, Rep. Rob Wittman is being challenged by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation spokesman Anthony Riedel.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262498771 - newsplex.com/a?a=262498771
Gray Television, Inc.