McEachin, Scott, Beyer and Connolly win re-election
Virginia’s incumbent Democratic congressmen have all won re-election. U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott, Don McEachin, Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly cruised to victory on Tuesday.
Each represent Democratfriendly districts and faced only token opposition or ran unopposed.
Scott and McEachin represent districts that stretch from Hampton Roads to the west, while Beyer and Connolly represent Northern Virginia districts.
Virginia Republicans have held onto their slim advantage in the state House.
Republican Joe McNamara defeated Democrat Carter Turner Tuesday in a Roanokearea House district.
McNamara is a Roanoke County supervisor and ice cream shop owner.
With the win, Republicans retained a 51-49 majority.
The special election for the state House seat was called earlier this year after former GOP Del. Greg Habeeb resigned.
The district is heavily Republican. President Donald Trump won it by 30 percentage points in 2016.
Democrats won 15 seats and nearly took control of the state House in a blue wave election last year powered by voter antipathy toward the president.
All 100 House seats will be up for election next year.
Two voting precincts in a Richmond suburb were ordered to remain open two hours past the normal closing Tuesday night.
The Virginia Department of Elections said two Chesterfield County precincts were staying open until 9 p.m. The department did not immediately say why.
The precincts are in the Virginia 7th Congressional District, where Republican Rep. Dave Brat was locked in a tight battle with Democrat Abigail Spanberger.