Virginia's 2nd Congressional District
In the hours after polls closed, Republican Ed Schrock appeared poised
to defeat Democrat Jody Wagner for the seat being vacated by retiring
Democratic Rep. Owen Pickett. With most of the vote counted, Schrock had
52 percent of the vote to Wagner's 48 percent.
Wagner, a virtual
unknown before this election, put up a far stronger fight than expected.
Schrock's campaign advertising had been steady and strong, his appearances
specifically chosen, while Wagner's ads came in bursts and tried to talk
her opponent into more joint meetings than he'd agree to. But this Republican-leaning
district, heavily influenced by a strong Navy presence, chose Schrock,
a former military man and state senator since 1995.
OPEN SEAT FIGHT
being held for 14 years by a Democrat, Virginia's 2nd Congressional district
seems to be leaning towards a Republican in
look at this military-heavy district
that encompasses Virginia Beach and part of Norfolk.
Jody Wagner, a lawyer
and community activist, works to translate her professional experience
into a congressional seat.
in the military and the state senate, Ed Schrock
is hoping to move the district into the GOP column.