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REP. ROB WITTMAN WINS RE-ELECTION IN 1ST DISTRICT

By JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Rep. Robert J. Wittman, R-1st, cruised to victory Tuesday night, winning a fifth full term representing a district redrawn for this election. Wittman had his eye on statewide office as he ran for re-election in the GOP-leaning 1st, which now includes Hanover and New Kent counties. He defeated Democrat Matt Rowe, a first-term town councilman from Bowling Green, and Gail Parker, an independent who is a proponent of rail transportation.

VaNews November 9, 2016



WITTMAN, BRAT COAST TO RE-ELECTION

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R–1st District, cruised to a re-election victory Tuesday, capturing a fifth term in Congress as he prepares to run for governor next year. The Fredericksburg area’s other congressman, Rep. Dave Brat, R–7th District, also posted an easy win, picking up a second term over Democrat Eileen Bedell.

VaNews November 9, 2016



FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES WITTMAN, ROWE AND PARKER DEBATE AT UMW

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The 1st Congressional District candidates touched on gun control, healthcare—and presidential contenders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton—during a debate Monday night in Fredericksburg. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R–Westmoreland County, faced repeated jabs from challenger Matt Rowe, a Democrat, over the congressman’s support for Trump. Gail Parker, an independent who also took part in the debate, focused on her desire to expand the nation’s rail system.

VaNews October 25, 2016



WITTMAN DEFENDS TRUMP, HIS OWN RUN FOR STATE OFFICE AT 1ST DISTRICT DEBATE

By ALEX KOMA, Sun Gazette

Republican Congressman Rob Wittman found himself forced to defend both his party’s controversial nominee for president and his own gubernatorial bid, early and often Wednesday night, as he debated a pair of long-shot challengers vying for his 1st District seat. Wittman represented the district --which covers parts of Prince William and Stafford counties and stretches south to the Hampton Roads area of the state-- since winning a special election in 2007, but the debate at the Dar Al-Noor Islamic Center in Manassas only seldom touched on his voting record.

VaNews October 13, 2016



CONGRESSMAN ROB WITTMAN BEING CHALLENGED BY BOWLING GREEN COUNCILMAN MATT ROWE IN 1ST DISTRICT

By JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The battle for Virginia’s 1st District seat in the House of Representatives pits an experienced Republican congressman with his eye on higher office against a town councilman from Bowling Green halfway through his first term. Rep. Robert J. Wittman, R-1st, has served in Congress since December 2007. That followed two years in the House of Delegates and 10 years on the Montross Town Council. During that stint he was mayor of the town of Montross from 1992 to 1996.

VaNews October 10, 2016



JUSTICES LET COURT-IMPOSED REDISTRICTING STAND IN VIRGINIA

By ADAM LIPTAK, New York Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a court-imposed congressional redistricting map in Virginia, dismissing a challenge from three Republican congressmen. The court’s brief, unanimous decision said the members of Congress had not shown that they had suffered the sort of direct and concrete injury that gave them standing to sue. The court, therefore, did not rule on the larger issues in the case, Wittman v. Personhuballah, No. 14-1504, which concerned the role race may play in drawing legislative maps.

VaNews May 24, 2016



GILLESPIE AND WITTMAN, CANDIDATES FOR VA. GOVERNOR, SAY THEY WILL SUPPORT TRUMP

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Republican Ed Gillespie, who is running for Virginia governor in 2017, carefully avoided taking sides in his party’s divisive presidential nomination contest — until now. On Wednesday, with just one contender left standing, Gillespie said he would vote for Donald Trump.

VaNews May 5, 2016



WITTMAN CONSIDERING RUN FOR GOVERNOR

By STAFF REPORT, Northern Neck News

If U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1 District, is not re-elected to his current seat in congress in 2016, he will run for governor in the 2017 gubernatorial election. The R-1 district includes Northumberland, Essex and Richmond Counties. Garrison Coward, Wittman’s political director, said that if elected to serve as governor, Wittman would maintain the same priorities that he has had while serving in congress. Those priorities include working to provide great efficiency and accountability in Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, supporting pro-life and pro-family legislation.

VaNews December 30, 2015



INCUMBENTS PREVAIL IN 2015 FAIRFAX COUNTY LOCAL AND STATE ELECTIONS

By ANGELA WOOLSEY, Fairfax Times

In a night when Republicans stayed in control of Virginia’s state government, Fairfax County voters largely elected Democrats, many of them incumbents, on Nov. 3. Sharon Bulova was reelected as Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman, announcing that Republican challenger Arthur Purves had called her to concede the race about an hour before her 10:00 p.m. announcement.

VaNews November 5, 2015



DEMOCRATS WIN 2 OPEN SEATS ON FAIRFAX BOARD; ALL INCUMBENTS ARE REELECTED

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Voters in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction on Tuesday reelected all eight incumbents on the Board of Supervisors, including Chairman Sharon Bulova, and chose the Democratic candidates for open seats in the Sully and Mount Vernon districts. After bitter campaign disputes over the county budget, taxes, traffic and even a gun store in affluent McLean, the election provided a strong endorsement of the status quo in Fairfax County, a jurisdiction of 1.1 million residents and several large government contractors.

VaNews November 4, 2015