George Allen and Eric Cantor won by large margins in their respective Republican Primary contests. Both were landslides.
Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor won 80% of the vote and won every county in the 7th District tonight. Cantor faces a Democratic Party challenger in November, but this is not a serious challenger and Cantor will most likely have the luxury of mostly ignoring the token opposition
George Allen won 65% of the vote and defeated the nearest opponent by 42%. Allen carried every county in the state with two exception: Charles City where he received 71 votes and opponent Jamie Radtke managed 77 votes, a margin of 6 and Manassas Park City where Bob Marshall had 82 votes to Allen’s 79. Allen did, however, carry the City of Manassas
Allen’s had very strong support from the western and southwestern portions of the state where his message on energy was very popular. Allen also did well in many areas of Northern Virginia and Tidewater. Ironically, Allen won Chesterfield County, Manassas City and Chesapeake Virginia, home to the three opponents. Taking the hometown of all of your opponents speaks volumes.
In the other races, Randy Forbes handily defeated his opponent 90% – 10% and Bob Goodlatte won in the 6th District and Chris Perkins won the 11th.