Over the weekend, delegates in Virginia’s open 6th District met in convention to choose a Republican nominee to replace retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Roanoke). The first ballot winner is state Delegate Ben Cline (R-Amherst), who captured 52% of the vote. He defeated Republican National Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar, a former Texas Board of Education member, who scored 39% delegate support. Mr. Cline will go into the general election as the prohibitive favorite since the 6th is Virginia’s second-most Republican congressional district (Trump ‘16: 60-35%). Four Democrats are vying for the party nomination that will be decided in the June 12th primary election.
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