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Early returns in Congressional races

In the closely-watched 11th Congressional District, the race is tight.

Democrat Gerald E. Connolly (D) had 50 percent to Republican Keith S. Fimian's 47 percent, with 8 percent of precincts reporting.

Fimian, a successful business owner, lacks the name-recoginition of Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. But Fimian appears to be holding his own in early returns.

Democrats are counting on Connolly's popularity and the changing demographics of Northern Virginia, which has increasingly trended blue, to support a win.

8:15 p.m.

In Virginia's 8th District, Democrat James P. Moran had a commanding lead over low-profile newcomer Republican Mark W. Ellmore. With 10 percent of precincts reporting, the nine-term incumbent Moran held a 67 percent advantage over Ellmore's 30 percent.

7: 54 p.m.

It's very early, but Republican incumbent Frank R. Wolf appears to have a strong lead over Democrat Judith M. Feder in the 10th Congressional District. Wolf was leading with 66 percent to 33 percent. Independent Neeraj C. Nigam held 1 percent of the vote.

In the 1st Congressional district, that includes parts of Prince William and Fauquier counties, Republican Robert J. "Rob" Wittman held a convincing lead over Democrat Bill S. Day, Jr. and Libertarian Nathan D. Larson. With 8 percent of precincts reporting, Wittman had 60 percent to Day's 38 percent.

By Kristen Mack  |  November 4, 2008; 8:25 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/Congress , Gerald E. Connolly , Kristen Mack  
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Any idea what parts of No Va or Va as a whole are in? Any comparison of McCain's numbers vs. Allen or Bush?

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | November 4, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

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