Democrats have won VA-07 and VA-10, in addition to four other of Virginia’s U.S. House seats after highly contested races. Republicans won the other five seats, including VA-02.
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The races are still too early to call two days after the election.
Three of four precincts have reported results in Lexington’s City Council race, where four candidates faced off for three seats. Candidate Collette Barry-Rec appears to have been defeated.
Republican Rep. Ben Cline will hold his seat as the representative of Virginia’s 6th House District. With close to 90% of the vote in, Cline holds a 25-percentage-point advantage over Democrat Jennifer Lewis.
Residents headed to the voting booth on a pleasant Tuesday to vote on Lexington City Council candidates, the U.S. House of Representatives and a referendum to determine how Lexington’s school board will be chosen.
The four candidates running for Lexington City Council, as well as Rep. Ben Cline and his opponent Jennifer Lewis, appeared at a candidates’ forum Oct. 25. The forum was hosted by the Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce and focused on housing, economic development and other policy topics. One candidate said “a woman’s place is in the home.”
Republican Ben Cline is expected to win Virginia’s 6th district house race over Democrat Jennifer Lewis. Both candidates are campaigning on contentious issues, such as a lagging economy and concern over abortion rights.