Shawn Nowlin
shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org

Rep. Morgan Griffith was elected to serve his fifth-term after defeating Democratic opponent Anthony Flaccavento with a 2-to-1 margin.

November 6, 2018, is a day that will go down in history. Hundreds of federal, state and local races, including 35 Senate Seats and 435 congressional districts, were up for grabs across the country.


Nationally, polls leading up to the election indicated that the Republicans would maintain control of the Senate while the Democrats would take control of the House. That ultimately proved to be the case.

In Craig County, residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of Republicans.

Congressman Morgan Griffith was elected to serve his fifth-term after defeating Democratic opponent Anthony Flaccavento by a 2-to-1 margin, roughly 160,000 votes to 85,000 votes.

Rep. Joe McNamara was able to secure approximately 21,250 votes, which ended up being over 8,000 more than his Democrat challenger Carter Turner. McNamara’s victory helped Republicans maintain the majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.

“I’m going to Richmond, but I’m going there to further your ideas,” McNamara said during his…



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