Virginia congressional race in closely watched swing district tied between Luria, Kiggans: poll

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Democratic and Republican candidates in Virginia’s second congressional districtone of the most competitive House races in the country, is in sweltering heat, according to a survey conducted by the Christopher Newport University Wasson Center on Friday.

Democratic Representative Eileen Luria and her Republican opponent, state Senator Jane Keggans, tied 45% to 45% among potential voters in the district, according to Wasson Center Poll.

Approximately 8% of these Survey in Virginia They have not decided. The poll included 820 potential voters in the constituency, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points

Democratic representative. ELAINE LURIA OK if service is in January. 6 Committee Costs Re-election in November

Jane Keegans won the Republican primary for Virginia’s second congressional district.
(Christine Zeiss/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Virginia’s second congressional race garnered notable attention for its unique pair of candidates – both Laurea and Cijgan Military Veterans.

Luria — who served two decades in the Navy and spent most of her ship time advancing to the rank of captain — defeated current GOP Representative Scott Taylor in 2018 as part of the blue wave that led Democrats It returns to a majority in the House of Representatives after eight years in the minority.

Loria, a moderate and known as the Defense Hawk, won re-election in 2020 in a rematch with Taylor.

Re-election of the home group, the former arm of the naval helicopter observation points are in operation in the main Virginia battle area

UNITED STATES - JUNE 23: Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia arrives at the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Fifth Hearing at the United States Capitol to present previously unseen material and hear witness testimony in the Cannon House office building, on Thursday 23 June 2022 (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JUNE 23: Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia arrives at the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Fifth Hearing at the United States Capitol to present previously unseen material and hear witness testimony in the Cannon House office building, on Thursday 23 June 2022 (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
(Tom Williams)

Keegans, who served as a US Navy helicopter pilot, said she is “ready to serve” again in Congress. She won the Republican primary in Virginia’s second congressional district on June 21, earning her spot in the mid-November elections.

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Current Representative Elaine Luria will represent the Democratic Party in the midterm elections.  State Republican Senator Jen Kiggans, the 2022 GOP nominee for Virginia's 2nd congressional district (Jen Kiggans NRCC)

Current Representative Elaine Luria will represent the Democratic Party in the midterm elections. State Republican Senator Jen Kiggans, the 2022 GOP nominee for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district (Jen Kiggans NRCC)
(Tom Williams/Jane Keggans NRCC)

The Virginia Beach area currently includes parts of Norfolk and Hampton, as well as Williamsburg, Pocoson, and the state’s eastern shore.

But the redistricting does not do Luria any favors because she seeks to get Third term in Parliamentwith everything north of the James River removed and parts of the Chesapeake, Suffolk and Isle of Wight added.

Political experts say the moves are in the Republicans’ favour.

Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar, Paul Steinhauser and Aubrey Spade contributed to this report.

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