Voters in Arlington and McLean will be heading to the polls next month in a special election to replace longtime Delegate Bob Brink, and the parties will be working overtime this weekend to name candidates.
State Senator Phil Puckett rewrote the political calculus in Virginia when he announced his retirement earlier this month, and now candidates are throwing their hats in the ring ahead of a special election to fill the slot in August.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loss handily to tea party challenger David Brat in a Virginia primary Tuesday night, and while the consequences for the GOP establishment are unclear, it means another blow for Virginia's influence on Capitol Hill.
Democrats in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County take to the polls today, and could decide the next Congressman in the area in a district that typically goes blue in the general.
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