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Virginia making congressional picks in primary elections Tuesday

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jun 23, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians are picking Republican and Democratic nominees for various congressional races Tuesday via low-key primary elections.

Republicans will pick among three political newcomers to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in the general election this fall.

Although Warner almost lost six years ago, no big name Republican chose to challenge him at this time.

Daniel Gade, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Alissa Baldwin, a civics teacher, and Thomas Speciale, Army Reservist, will challenge Warner.

With its fast growing suburbs, Virginia is becoming reliably Democratic during the Trump era and no statewide Republican has won in Virginia in more than a decade.

Democrats in the 4th Congressional District will decide between incumbent U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin and Cazel Levine.

Republicans in Hampton Roads will decide whether Scott Taylor will get a rematch with U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria. Taylor is running against Benito Loyola and Jarome Bell.

Tuesday's primaries were initially scheduled for June 9 but Gov. Ralph Northam delayed the primaries two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak

Virginia does not register voters by party affiliation, so all voters are eligible to vote in primaries.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. You can check your district and polling location here.