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Griffith, Hurt, Rigell, Moran win congressional seats

Anita Kumar

Virginia Republicans have captured three additional congressional seats in the state by defeating Democratic incumbents Reps. Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello and Glenn Nye.

Updated, 9 p.m. Republican Scott Rigell has defeated Nye (D) in the 2nd district, according to the Associated Press.

"Scott Rigell's success tonight is yet another rejection of the tax-and-spend policies of Nancy Pelosi, President Obama,'' said Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. "Voters in Hampton Roads have joined the ever-growing chorus of Americans who are crying out for a return to the values that have always made America great -- low taxes, limited government, federalism and fiscal restraint."

Updated, 8:45 p.m.: Republican State Sen. Robert Hurt has defeated Perriello (D) in the 5th district while Democrat Rep. Jim Moran fought off Republican challenger Patrick Murray in the 8th district, according to the AP.

Updated, 8:35 p.m.: State House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith (R) has defeated U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, (D) a 28-year incumbent who had been vying for his 15th term, in the 9th Congressional District in southwest Virginia, according to the AP.

"This campaign was an uphill climb the entire way, but Morgan never lost sight of the goal -- giving Southwest Virginia a real voice in Washington again,'' Mullins said.

The AP also has declared that the following Virginia congressmen easily won reelection: Republicans Frank Wolf (10th district, which includes Loudoun County), Eric Cantor (7th), Rob Wittman (1st), Bob Goodlatte (6th) and Randy Forbes (4th) and Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott (3rd).

The only remaning race -- Republican Keith Fimian challenging Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly in the 11th district -- is still undetermined.

We will bring you more results as they become available, so check back often.

By Anita Kumar  | November 2, 2010; 8:35 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010  
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Comments

Grumpy Mar, Why are you quoting AP? Aren't they just regurgitating this...?

https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2010/EB24720D-F5C6-4880-8DC5-12AE4D0C3772/Unofficial/6_s.shtml

Posted by: reston75 | November 2, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

"Blah blah blah... rejection of the tax-and-spend policies... [Virginia] voters have joined the ever-growing chorus of Americans who are crying out for a return to... low taxes, limited government, federalism and fiscal restraint."

I beg to differ. Virginia voters are part of the huge chorus of Americans who are screaming "Throw the bums out!" Irrespective of who the specific bums are. And unless our government starts being responsive to us - We the People - pretty darn quick, in two years we'll be throwing your bums out.

Posted by: nan_lynn | November 2, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

"Blah blah blah... rejection of the tax-and-spend policies... [Virginia] voters have joined the ever-growing chorus of Americans who are crying out for a return to... low taxes, limited government, federalism and fiscal restraint."

I beg to differ. Virginia voters are part of the huge chorus of Americans who are screaming "Throw the bums out!" Irrespective of who the specific bums are. And unless our government starts being responsive to us - We the People - pretty darn quick, in two years we'll be throwing your bums out.

Posted by: nan_lynn | November 2, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

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