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Comstock wins GOP nomination for Va. House seat

Saturday - 4/26/2014, 7:51pm  ET

McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Republicans have nominated Barbara Comstock to succeed longtime congressman Frank Wolf in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, turning away a slate of contenders who said they'd be a more conservative choice.

Comstock, a former Wolf staffer who represents McLean in the House of Delegates, had been the front-runner since announcing her candidacy. She had support from most of the GOP establishment.

But she had to face a field of five challengers, including Delegate Bob Marshall, who also has a strong following among conservatives.

Unofficial results from the party gave Comstock 54 percent of the vote.

The party held a so-called "firehouse primary" with polling sites scattered Saturday throughout the district, which stretches from McLean to Winchester.

In November, Comstock faces Democrat John Foust in a race expected to draw national attention.


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