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Midterm Election 2018: Virginia Voting Guide - Source Patch

Posted on Nov 05,2018
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By Deb Belt

RICHMOND, VA — While the 2018 midterm election campaign has been one of the hardest-fought in recent memory in many states — President Trump is traveling around the country to rally the GOP base while former President Obama has hit the campaign trail for Democrats — but nothing that dramatic seems at stake in Virginia, where incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine seems likely to win a second term over GOP challenger Corey Stewart.

A couple of Congressional races have grabbed the spotlight in the Commonwealth, including the campaign to represent Virginia's 5th Congressional District which pits political newcomer Republican Denver Riggleman against Democrat Leslie Cockburn, and the 10th district matchup between Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Jennifer Wexton. That seat has been one of the more closely watched races leading up to the 2018 midterms. Democrats are eyeing the 10th district among others in the effort to win back the majority in the Nov. 6 general election.

On Tuesday, voters will rule on two ballot items about whether cities or counties may provide a partial tax exemption for property that experiences recurring flooding, and a proposed property tax exemption for veterans and their surviving spouses and surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action.

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