WASHINGTON — Nearly 1 / 2 of Virginia’s U.S. Home people are freshmen, hoping this year won’t be their last in Congress.
Five associated with the state’s 11 representatives into the U.S. Home are serving their very very very very first term, and four of those are anticipated to manage reelection that is competitive in November. They’ve all invested their very very very first 12 months in workplace trying to advance their pet dilemmas, build their campaign coffers up and obtain face time with voters straight right right straight back inside their districts.
The closest battle this autumn might be for the chair now held by Rep. Elaine Luria, whom might face down from the exact exact exact same GOP lawmaker she unseated in 2018. But freshmen Democratic Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton may also have races that are close as could Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman.
Republican Rep. Ben Cline is not likely to face a difficult battle in their deep red region, even though it’s still early within the campaign season.
One 12 months in, here’s a glance at just what Virginia’s freshmen happen as much as up to now:
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-2nd District)
2018 election: Luria narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Rep. Scott Taylor in a region that voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a 3.4-point margin.
Home committees: Armed Solutions; Veterans’ Affairs
Legislation: Luria is the lead sponsor on 11 bills into the 116th Congress, including three that became legislation and another that passed the home. Continue reading “Va. Has 5 U.S. Home rookies. Here’s exactly how they invested their very first 12 months.”