Wexton win adds to flipping the House to blue

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Democrat State Senator Jennifer Wexton unseated Republican Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Tuesday. Wexton chalked up just over 56.2 percent of the vote to Comstock’s 43.8 percent.

The 10th was one of three House seats that flipped from Republican to Democrat in Virginia. Four other seats remained in Democratic hands, including the ones held by Gerald Connolly in the 11th and Don Beyer in the 8th Districts. Republicans held onto four seats.

Comstock had served two terms in the House, holding onto her seat in 2016 even though voters in her district overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton.

You can see district-by-district Fairfax County election returns here.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.