BC-VA--Virginia Primary Election News Coverage Plan,ADVISORY, VA
Jun. 06, 2018
Here is the AP's coverage plan for the Virginia primary election on June 12.
MOVING JUNE 9
VIRGINIA HOUSE RACES
UNDATED — Democrats in Virginia hope to do their part in claiming control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and it begins with nominating a slate of candidates in the primary. The race receiving the most scrutiny is the 10th Congressional District, where six Democrats are vying for a chance to take on two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock. By Matthew Barakat.
VIRGINIA SENATE RACES
RICHMOND, Va. — The three Virginia Republicans looking to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine are all relative political newcomers with limited financial backing. Corey Stewart, Nick Freitas and E.W. Jackson are vying for the GOP Senate nomination in what's expected to be a difficult year for Republicans. By Alan Suderman.
MOVING JUNE 11
Roundup of the races and candidates and important information voters need going into primary day. By Alan Suderman.
MOVING JUNE 12
RICHMOND, Va. — Voters in Virginia choose candidates in a Republican U.S. Senate race and in nine GOP and Democratic U.S. House races. The Senate race will be a three-way battle between a county supervisor from northern Virginia who made a strong run in the 2017 GOP primary for governor, a state House delegate and a minister. Nine House races have primaries, with the highest profile being for the Democratic race for the 10th District in northern Virginia. By Sarah Rankin. Story will be updated with developments during the day. With VIRGINIA ELECTION-THE LATEST — Updates during the day on items of interest, including some voter voices. As results come in, story will be updated with winners.
VIRGINIA SENATE RACE
Results from the Republican U.S. Senate primary between Corey Stewart, Nick Frietas and E.W. Jackson. The winner will face off against Democratic incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine in the general election in November. By Alan Suderman.
VIRGINIA HOUSE RACES
Results from the nine U.S. House races, including seven Democratic races and two GOP races. The contested GOP races in the 2nd and 10th district have lesser-known candidates running against incumbents. The top races to watch will be the Democrats in the 2nd, 7th and 10th districts. By Matthew Barakat.