9th Congressional District

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There has never been a contested primary election in Virginia's Ninth Congressional District.  The Republican and Democratic party organizations chose their nominees and the contest to represent southwestern Virginia took place in November's general elections.  

But this year, two candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination and neither one considers himself a mainstream Democrat.

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Political participation in Virginia has taken a leap in the past year.  Whatever your persuasion, there’s no lack of opportunity to dialogue and debate the issues – and a lot of people say, ‘that’s a good thing.’ But a town hall meeting planned for February 22nd to discuss the political issues of the day is shaping up to be a standoff between its organizers and its congressional representative.