Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to Republican Firehouse primary and Democratic nominating convention

November 4 Election Winner:
Barbara Comstock Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Frank Wolf Republican Party
Frank Wolf.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean R[2]

Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Virginia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Frank Wolf (R), who was first elected in 1980.

Virginia's 10th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Frederick, Clarke and Loudon counties and parts of Fairfax County.[4]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

April 26, 2014, Republican primary results[11]

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

District history


The 10th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Frank Wolf won re-election in the district.[27]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kristin Cabral 38.8% 142,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf Incumbent 58.4% 214,038
     Independent Kevin Chisholm 2.7% 9,855
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 527
Total Votes 366,444
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Frank Wolf won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jeffery R. Barnett (D), William B. Redpath (L), and a write-in.[28]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 10, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank R. Wolf Incumbent 62.9% 131,116
     Democratic Jeffery R. Barnett 34.8% 72,604
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 2.2% 4,607
     Write-in Unlisted 0.1% 229
Total Votes 208,556

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Code of Virginia, "Title 24.2, Section 530," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. Virginia Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  5. Washington Post, "Democratic Fairfax supervisor John Foust will enter 2014 race to unseat GOP Rep. Frank Wolf," accessed January 7, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Virginia Public Access Project, "U.S. District 10," accessed April 3, 2014
  7. The Hill, "Comstock launches bid to succeed Wolf," accessed January 7, 2014
  8. Libertarian Party of Virginia, "Our Candidates," accessed March 21, 2014
  9., "April 26, 2014 Party Canvass: Unofficial Results," accessed April 28, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections, "List of Candidates," accessed July 24, 2014
  11., "April 26, 2014 Party Canvass: Unofficial Results," accessed April 28, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Washington Post, "Bob Marshall jumps into crowded GOP race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress," accessed February 17, 2014
  13. Times Dispatch, "Marshall seeking Wolf’s congressional seat," accessed February 17, 2014
  14. Campaign website, "Home," accessed January 27, 2014
  15. Washington Post, "Bob Marshall jumps into crowded GOP race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress," accessed February 15, 2014
  16. ABC News, "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress," accessed December 20, 2013
  17. Northern Virginia Daily, "Candidate Salahi says residency no bar to serving 10th District," accessed February 3, 2014
  18. Email submission to Ballotpedia on January 7, 2014
  19. [Candidate submitted information to BP Staff on March 12, 2014]
  20. Bolger for Congress, "Richard Bolger Suspends Campaign for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District," accessed March 17, 2014
  21. Roll Call, "Frank Wolf Receives Democratic Challenger," accessed September 9, 2013
  22. Loudon Times, "Leesburg Democrat exits 10th Congressional District race," accessed March 17,2014
  23. Campaign website, "About," accessed January 7, 2014
  24. Washington Post, "Race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress could feature sharp Republican divide," accessed February 17, 2014
  25. Mother Jones, "GOP Congressional Candidate: Spousal Rape Shouldn't Be a Crime," accessed January 17, 2014
  26. Roll Call, "Republican Drops Bid for Wolf’s Seat in Virginia," accessed January 23, 2014
  27. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"