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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Virginia’s GOP Nominees for U.S. House Become Clearer Tonight . . .



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Virginia’s polls close early, and they’re pretty quick about reporting results. At this hour, with 51 percent of precincts reporting, Gov. Bob McDonnell–endorsed Scott Rigell looks like the man who will take on Glenn Nye, a freshman Democrat in a Republican-leaning district, a race recently rated by Cook as a “toss up.”

State senator Robert Hurt appears likely to be the GOP choice to take on Tom Perriello, another toss-up-rated race.

In my home district, Matthew Berry and J. Patrick Murray are in a tight race to take on Democratic heavyweight Jim Moran. Murray leads by 16 votes out of more than 10,000.

And in another competitive northern Virginia contest, Keith Fimian looks like the pick over Pat Herrity to take on Gerry Connolly in this heavily suburban district.


Tags: J. Patrick Murray , Matthew Berry , Robert Hurt , Scott Rigell


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