Jenna Portnoy, The Washington Post Published 5:56 pm PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 In most polls, Virginia state Sen. Jennifer Wexton, seen here in April, is comfortably ahead in the race for Virginia's 10th Congressional District. In most polls, Virginia state Sen. Jennifer Wexton, seen here in April, is comfortably ahead in the race for Virginia's 10th Congressional District. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Two-term representative Barbara Comstock, seen here in October 2017, is behind in the polls, but her supporters say she can win Virginia's 10th Congressional District again. Two-term representative Barbara Comstock, seen here in October 2017, is behind in the polls, but her supporters say she can win Virginia's 10th Congressional District again. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu window._taboola = … [Read more...] about In a northern Virginia swing district, will Trump be enough for Democrats to unseat Rep. Comstock?
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LEESBURG, Va. – A Halloween parade here Wednesday night set the stage for one of those rare political moments when two congressional opponents campaign in the same place, at the same time. But at a time of high partisan and political tensions, there was no noticeable animosity as Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and Jennifer Wexton, her Democratic challenger in Virginia’s 10th District, stood about 20 feet apart in a field, waiting for nearly an hour for the Kiwanis Halloween Parade to begin. The two were able to put some distance between them once the parade took off over its one-mile route. The candidates passed out candy to non-voting-age children and shook hands and chatted with their parents — the people who really matter six days before Election Day. The swing nature of the suburban D.C. district, which Comstock has represented for two terms now, was noticeable as this reporter spent time walking alongside both … [Read more...] about Comstock, Wexton Hit the Halloween Parade Trail in Virginia’s 10th
A CONGRESSIONAL district in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC was ill-disposed towards Donald Trump long before a bicyclist flashed the president the middle finger as his motorcade rolled toward his golf course last October. A photograph of the gesturing cyclist went viral. This November, an enduring distaste for Mr Trump in the 10th District, where the golf club is located, could determine a closely watched contest between a nimble Republican incumbent, Barbara Comstock (pictured left), and her Democratic challenger, Jennifer Wexton (pictured right), a state senator and former prosecutor. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. In the presidential election Hillary Clinton carried the district, which is fast turning blue. So is Virginia, the only Southern state not won by Mr Trump in 2016. The 10th hasn’t elected a Democrat to the House of Representatives for 36 years, but several polls show Mrs … [Read more...] about A Democrat leads in Virginia’s 10th
New polling from Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock’s campaign shows a closer race in the 10th District than recent public polling would suggest. Comstock led Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Wexton 48 to 47 percent in the survey by McLaughlin & Associates. Only 5 percent of voters were undecided. The poll surveyed 400 likely voters from Oct. 6-8 with 41 percent of interviews conducted via cell phone. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. In its polling memo to the campaign, McLaughlin notes that Comstock is in better shape now than she was at the same point in 2016. This is the first time the Comstock campaign has released internal numbers in either cycle, and it comes amidst a narrative that Comstock, a two-term Republican, is facing troubling re-election prospects in a district Hillary Clinton won by 10 points in 2016. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race Tilts Democratic. Comstock remained better known … [Read more...] about Neck-and-Neck Race in Virginia’s 10th District, Comstock Poll Shows
Both candidates for Illinois' 10th Congressional District seat disapprove of many comments and Twitter posts President Donald Trump has made in the White House and during his 2016 campaign. That incumbent U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider isn't a Trump fan shouldn't surprise anyone. The Deerfield Democrat strongly supported his party's presidential nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in 2016, and Schneider has been outspokenly critical of Trump's remarks and policies. related advertisement But the Republican challenging Schneider in the Nov. 6 election, Deerfield computer consultant Doug Bennett, also has found some of Trump's public statements derogatory and unnecessarily hostile."He's a brawler," Bennett said this week during a joint candidate interview with Schneider and representatives of the Daily Herald editorial board. "And sometimes he's not a very nice guy."The 10th District includes parts of Cook and Lake counties. It stretches from the North Shore … [Read more...] about In 10th Congressional District race, both Schneider and Bennett criticize Trump’s tweets and comments