Infamous right-wing Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock easily wins primary challenge
Barbara Comstock (House.gov)

Republican Shak Hill was unsuccessful in an attempt to dethrone Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) in a district that has turned increasingly more moderate in past elections.


The 10th district runs from West Virginia through Loudoun County and Prince William County, which is just outside of Washington, D.C. While Mitt Romney won the district in 2012 by just two points, the district voted for Hillary Clinton 10 percent over President Donald Trump.

Hill ran to the right of Comstock in the campaign and there are six Democrats in the race eager to fight for the Trump-hating district.

Both the president and Mike Pence were last in Virginia to campaign for the 2017 gubernatorial election in which Republican candidate Ed Gillespie ran using talking Trump talking points. He lost overwhelmingly.

Comstock will face off against state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in one of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterms.