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AP-VA--Virginia Primary Election News Coverage Plan,ADVISORY, VA

June 5, 2018

Here is the AP’s news coverage plan for the upcoming Virginia primary election on June 12. Stories previewing the U.S. Senate and House races will run on Saturday and a NewsGuide with information voters need to know before election day will run on Monday. Coverage plans for election day are also listed below.

Saturday, June 9

Virginia House Races

Democrats in Virginia are hoping to do their part in claiming control of the House of Representatives, and it begins with nominating a slate of candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. The race receiving the most scrutiny is the 10th Congressional District, where six Democrats are vying for the chance to take on two-term GOP incumbent Barbara Comstock. By Matt Barakat

Virginia Senate Race

The three Virginia Republicans looking to unseat Democratic 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

Monday, June 11

Virginia Election-Newsguide

Roundup of all the races and candidates and the important information such as time the polls open/close that voters will need to have going into election day. By Alan Suderman

Election Day coverage, Tuesday, June 12

Virginia Election

Voters in Virginia head to the polls in a primary election to choose candidates in the GOP Senate race and in nine GOP and Democratic 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 and 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.)


Virginia Election-The Latest

Updates during the day on election items of interest, including some voter voices. As election results come in story will be updated with winners. (Updates during the day.)

Virginia Senate Race

Results from the GOP 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 House races, including seven Democratic races and two GOP races. The contested GOP races in the 2nd and 10th district have lesser know candidates running against incumbents. The top races to watch will be the Democrats in the 2nd, 7th and 10th districts. By Matthew Barakat.

The AP, Richmond

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