SEIU Virginia 512, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU Local 500, and UFCW 400 endorsed state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) on Saturday.
The local SEIU interviewed several candidates before landing on Wexton, crediting her long history or supporting them on issues like expanded access to health care and paid medical leave. (release)
Also in the June 12 primary to face Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10): Army veteran Dan Helmer (D), former State Department official Alison Friedman (D) and former Veterans Affairs official Lindsey Davis Stover (D).
SAVE THE DATE. “After 25 years of” Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R) “representing the 6th Congressional District, eight Republican candidates will compete for the nomination next weekend to fill his seat in one of the largest district conventions in state history. The convention Saturday in Harrisonburg caps months of ugly infighting among candidates and others involved in the process.” Top candidates: state Del. Ben Cline (R), Virginia Republican National Commiteewoman Cynthia Dunbar, and Rockingham Clerk of Court Chaz Haywood (R).
The district leans heavily Republican. “Up for re-election is district GOP Chairman Scott Sayre—whom some candidates have accused of rigging the convention in favor of Dunbar, which he has denied.” (Roanoke Times)