WASHINGTON — Nearly 1 / 2 of Virginia’s U.S. Home people are freshmen, hoping this won’t be their last in Congress year.
Five of this state’s 11 representatives into the U.S. Home are serving their very very first term, and four of those are anticipated to handle reelection that is competitive in November. They’ve all invested their very first 12 months in office wanting to advance their pet dilemmas, build up their campaign coffers to get face time with voters straight straight right back inside their districts.
The race that is closest this fall could possibly be for the chair now held by Rep. Elaine Luria, whom might face down from the 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 race that is tough their deep red region, though it’s still early into the campaign period.
One 12 months in, right here’s a glance at exactly what Virginia’s freshmen have now been up to 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 with a 3.4-point margin.
Home committees: Armed Solutions; Veterans’ Affairs
Legislation: Luria happens to be the lead sponsor on 11 bills when you look at the 116th Congress, including three that became legislation and another that passed the home.