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June 12, 2018

Freitas and Williams carry Fauquier in primaries

Nick Freitas carried Fauquier but lost the Republican U.S. Senate primary to Corey Stewart, while Vangie Williams won the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District and carried Fauquier.
Nick Freitas carried Fauquier County but lost Tuesday’s Republican primary election to pick a U.S. Senate candidate.

A Virginia House of Delegates member from Culpeper, Mr. Freitas received 1,848 Fauquier votes to 1,676 for Corey Stewart.

But, Mr. Stewart got 45 percent of the statewide vote in a three-way race to win the GOP nomination.

The Prince William County Board of Supervisors chairman will face U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in the Nov. 6 general election.

E.W. Jackson, a minister and lawyer from Chesapeake, finished a distant third in Fauquier and statewide in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

In the Democratic primary to select a candidate for the 1st Congressional District, Vangie Williams carried Fauquier en route to victory.

A technology analyst from King George County, Ms. Williams got 116 votes in Fauquier’s four 1st District precincts.

District-wide, she got 40 percent of the vote in a three-way contest to select the nominee to face Rep. Rob Wittman (R) in the November election.

Edwin Santana Jr. got 104 Fauquier votes, and John B. Suddarth got 95.

Of Fauquier’s 50,096 registered voters, 8.3 percent cast ballots in one of the two primary elections Tuesday.

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MissB · June 15, 2018 at 1:07 pm
Regarding people not voting -- if people want to vote they will make the time to do it. That said, I know some employers give their employees a couple hours of paid leave so they can vote. This is especially helpful for those with long commutes.
I personally think the general election day needs to be made a federal holiday.

We need more people to CARE about the damage and dishonor Trump is putting on this country and get out there and vote. I just want the meanness, lying and subterfuge to stop.
martinkus · June 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm
Only eight percent of registered voters participated - sad! The good news, however, is that Senator Tim Kaine should "smoke" Corey Stewart come November. Stewart is way too polarizing and divisive and lives in Trump's world of an altered reality. The hard-right, tea party loving, conservatives will vote for Stewart, but I believe that many moderates, both Republican and Democrat alike, will vote to re-elect Senator Kaine. One thing is for certain though, Mr. Stewart will run a mean-spirited campaign and will attack the good Senator every chance he gets (much like what Mr. Trump did during his campaign and continues to do today).
Silii · June 14, 2018 at 6:16 am
Voter turnout has been on a steady decline for a number of years. It's time to make election days a Saturday when people are more available to vote. On the other hand, maybe people are so totally disgusted with Trump and his appointees, his lies, his rude behavior, his foul language, his ignorance and devaluing of our form of government, his lack of American values, that they are simply turned off to caring.
Rover 530 · June 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm
Stewart is toast for the general election. He's too extreme and out of touch with Virginia values. What were Virginia Republicans thinking? If Trump sat down Stewart's nose would be broken. Senator Kaine has a lock on re-election. Good for Virginia and the nation.
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