Tuesday’s Primary Features Showdown Between Wittman, Republican Challenger

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ElectionsTuesday marks the primaries for November’s election, featuring a showdown for the U.S. House of Representatives seat that includes the Historic Triangle.

Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican who represents the Historic Triangle in the U.S. House of Representatives, will square off against Anthony Riedel for the Republican position on the ballot in November.

Wittman has served in the House of Representatives since he was first elected in December 2007. Riedel, who is from Williamsburg, is currently a public relations specialist for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Springfield.

The Democrats do not have candidates filed to run in Tuesday’s primaries in the Historic Triangle, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections website.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, is up for re-election in November. He is on the ballot seeking a second term. He will face Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and White House aide to President George Bush.

Gillespie accepted the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat during a Republican convention Saturday in Roanoke. Tuesday’s primaries do not include the U.S. Senate seat.

The election is scheduled for Nov. 4. Currently on the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives seat will be whoever wins Tuesday’s Republican primary along with Independent Glenda Gail Parker, according to the State Board of Elections. The deadline for candidates to gain access to the ballot for the House race is 7 p.m. June 10.

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