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Virginia  
 
General Information

Election Timeline


  • April 9, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 8, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Virginia is the 27th most conservative state, voting for Obama in 2008 but 0.97% more Republican than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Virginia is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Virginia ranks 42nd among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    No race in 2010
     
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2010
     
    Competitive House Races

    District 2 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Glenn Nye, III seeks a 2nd term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Scott Rigell  
  • Ben Loyola
  • Ed Maulbeck
  • Bert Mizusawa
  • Jessica Sandlin
  • Scott Taylor
  • DEM Candidates

  • Glenn Nye, III - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    District 5 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democrat incumbent Tom Perriello seeks a 2nd term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Robert Hurt - Virginia State Senator  
  • Kenneth Boyd
  • Ron Ferrin
  • Feda Kidd Morton
  • Jim McKelvey
  • Michael McPadden
  • Laurence Verga
  • DEM Candidates

  • Tom Perriello - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    District 9 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democrat incumbent Rick Boucher seeks a 2nd term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Morgan Griffith - Virginia State Delegate  
  • DEM Candidates

  • Rick Boucher - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    District 11 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democrat incumbent Gerry Connolly seeks a 2nd term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Keith Fimian - 2008 Nominee  
  • Patrick Herrity - Fairfax County Supervisor
  • DEM Candidates

  • Gerry Connolly - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Robert Wittman (R)-inc vs. Krystal Marie Ball (D)
  • District 3:  Bobby Scott (D)-inc vs. Chuck Smith (R)
  • District 4:  Randy Forbes (R)-inc vs. Wynne Vinson Legrow (D)
  • District 6:  Bob Goodlatte (R)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 7:  Eric Cantor (R)-inc vs. Rick Waugh (D)
  • District 8:  Jim Moran, Jr. (D)-inc vs. Patrick Murray (R)
  • District 10:  Frank Wolf (R)-inc vs. Jeff Barnett (D)
  •  
    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 DEM
      Representatives 5 GOP, 6 DEM
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor GOP
      State Senate - DEM control 18 GOP, 22 DEM
      State House - GOP control 59 GOP, 39 DEM, 2 IND

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Bob McDonnell (R) - 1st term, term-limited in 2013
  • Lt. Governor:  Bill Bolling (R) - 2nd term, next election in 2013
  • Senior Senator:  James Webb, Jr. (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Junior Senator:  Mark Warner (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • House District 1:  Robert Wittman (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 2:  Glenn Nye, III (D) - 1st term
  • House District 3:  Bobby Scott (D) - 9th term
  • House District 4:  Randy Forbes (R) - 5th term
  • House District 5:  Tom Perriello (D) - 1st term
  • House District 6:  Bob Goodlatte (R) - 9th term
  • House District 7:  Eric Cantor (R) - 5th term
  • House District 8:  Jim Moran, Jr. (D) - 10th term
  • House District 9:  Rick Boucher (D) - 14th term
  • House District 10:  Frank Wolf (R) - 15th term
  • House District 11:  Gerry Connolly (D) - 1st term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Strong R -- Mod R -- Mod D

    Senate
    Class 1 Weak R -- -- Weak D --
    Class 2 -- Solid R -- -- Solid D

    Governor
    (2001-09)
    Mod D -- Mod D -- Solid R

    House 6 R, 4 D, 1 I 8 GOP
    3 DEM
    8 GOP
    3 DEM
    8 GOP
    3 DEM
    5 GOP
    6 DEM
    CD-1 Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-2 Weak R Solid R Strong R Weak R Weak D
    CD-3 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-4 Solid D Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-5 Solid IND Solid R Solid R Solid R Weak D
    CD-6 Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-7 Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-8 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-9 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-10 Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-11 Solid R Solid R Solid R Strong R Weak D

    BOLD - party turnover
    Party changes not bolded resulted from redistricting before the 2002 election.
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Virginia Race Tracking
    House District 2
    Glenn Nye, III - inc
    vs
    Scott Rigell
    Projected Winner
    House District 5
    Tom Perriello - inc
    vs
    Robert Hurt
    Projected Winner
    House District 9
    Rick Boucher - inc
    vs
    Morgan Griffith
    Projected Winner
    House District 11
    Gerry Connolly - inc
    vs
    Keith Fimian
    Projected Winner
    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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