WASHINGTON — Nearly 1 / 2 of Virginia’s U.S. House members are freshmen, hoping this year won’t be their last in Congress.
Five regarding the state’s 11 representatives when you look at the U.S. Home are serving their very very first term, and four of those are required to handle reelection that is competitive in November. They’ve all invested their very very very first 12 months in workplace wanting to advance their pet dilemmas, build their campaign coffers up and obtain face time with voters right straight straight right back within their districts.
The race that is closest this fall could possibly be for the chair now held by Rep. Elaine Luria, whom might face down from the exact exact exact exact same GOP lawmaker she unseated in 2018. But freshmen Democratic Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton may also have close races, as could Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman.
Republican Rep. Ben Cline is not likely to face a hardcore battle in their deep red region, though it’s still early into the campaign period.
One in, here’s a look at what Virginia’s freshmen have been up to so far year: