Va. Has 5 U.S. Home rookies. Here’s just how they invested their very first 12 months.

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 % of Virginia’s U.S. Home people are freshmen, hoping this won’t be their last in Congress year.

Five associated with the state’s 11 representatives into the U.S. Home are serving their very very very very first term, and four of those are required to handle competitive reelection events in November. They’ve all invested their very very first 12 months in workplace wanting to advance their pet dilemmas, build up their campaign coffers and acquire face time with voters right straight back within their districts.

The race that is closest this autumn might 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 when you look at the campaign period.

One in, here’s a look at what Virginia’s freshmen have been up to so far year:

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 by a 3.4-point margin. Continue reading