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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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Posted by on June 9, 2014. Filed under Elections,James City Govt,Local News,Wmbg Govt Notebook,York Govt Notebook. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Responses to Tuesday’s Primary Features Showdown Between Wittman, Republican Challenger

  1. Henry Hnyellar

    June 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Contact the people who gerrymandered the districts to have them ” enact fair and objective districts.” Why would they change?

  2. Jason Minkoff

    June 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I just read about Navy Captain Norm Mosher running for Congress in the 1st.

  3. Taxpayer

    June 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Too bad that R and D politicians have unfairly gerrymandered State and Federal districts that discourage real candidates and challengers. Contact your elected officials to encourge them to enact fair and objective districts instead of ones that encourage incumbents and special interests.

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