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Comstock, Wexton Face Off in Debate in Key House Race

The debate is set for Friday morning in Leesburg, Virginia

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    Comstock and Wexton Face Off in First Debate

    Rep. Barbara Comstock and Virginia state Sen. Jennifer Wexton faced off in their first debate in the race for Virginia's 10th congressional district. It's a district that runs from McLean and Loudoun County all the way to Winchester. News4's Julie Carey reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 21, 2018)

    Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat Jennifer Wexton have squared off in the first and perhaps only debate that will be held in a key congressional race in Virginia. 

    Friday's debate in Leesburg featured Wexton attacking Comstock for failing to stand up to the Trump administration. Comstock defended her efforts to achieve results in conjunction with the administration on issues like tax cuts.

    Comstock is a two-term incumbent in Virginia's 10th congressional district. Wexton, her challenger, is a state senator and former prosecutor. 

    The district includes parts of the northern Virginia suburbs, from wealthy precincts in McLean inside the Capital Beltway out to Loudoun County and Winchester. 

    Although Comstock is the incumbent and has raised more money, most political analysts rate Wexton as a slight favorite.

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