Frank Wolf Wins Re-Election

Stay tuned to Patch for updates from the polls and results as incumbent Frank Wolf (R) faces challenger Kristin Cabral (D) and Kevin Chisholm (I).

By Lauren Jost

As of 9:26 a.m. Wednesday, 194 of 195 precincts in the 10th Congressional District had reported their results.

Rep. Frank Wolf has 58.63 percent of the vote, Kristin Cabral has 38.47 percent of the vote and Kevin Chisholm has 2.77 percent of the vote. 

Update: 12:42 a.m.:
In the 10th Congressional District, 189 of 195 of the precincts had reported their final unofficial results, according to Virginia State Board of Election results. 

Rep. Frank Wolf took 56.19 percent of the vote in Loudoun County and 52.25 percent of the vote in the City of Manassas. Democratic candidate Kristin Cabral had 51.39 percent of the vote in Manassas Park, according to the SBE. 

In Fairfax County, 49 of 51 precincts had reported their 10th district results. Wolf had 58.90 percent of the vote, Cabral had 38.48 percent of the vote and Chisholm had 2.43 percent of the vote.

Twelve of 13 Prince William County 10th Congressional District had reported their results as of 12:41 a.m. Wednesday. Wolf had 60.28 percent of the vote, Cabral had 36.78 percent of the vote and Chisholm had 2.75 percent of the vote.

Frank Wolf (R) Kristin Cabral (D) Kevin Chisholm (I) Total Votes

Frank Wolf (R) Kristin Cabral (D) Kevin Chisholm (I) Fairfax County*
2.43% Loudoun County 56.19% 40.71% 2.97% Manassas 52.25% 44.75% 2.84% Manassas Park 45.10% 51.39% 3.37%

Prince William County 60.51% 36.69%

*Provisional ballots and absentee ballots were not reported as of 9:26 a.m. Wednesday

Update 9:40 p.m.: As of 9:45 p.m. the Virginia State Board of Elections Web site showed 119 of the 195 precincts had reported in the 10th district.

Wolf has 57.18 percent of the vote, Cabral has 39.80 percent of the vote and Independent Kevin Chisholm has 2.88 percent of the vote. 

Democratic candidate Kristin Cabral left a watch party in Leesburg before 10 p.m. 

Cabral told supporters at the Loudoun County Democrats watch party at Polio's in Leesburg she was "honored" to run for the seat. 

"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your amazing hard work for not just my campaign but Governor Kaine and President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as in the city of Leesburg," Cabral said. 

"I will be fighting to put this country back on the right track," Frank Wolf said at watch party the Holiday Inn at Sterling, VA. "You have my commitment that I will do everything, everything, that I possibly can."

Wolf said to the crowd, we "can't afford more years of Obama policy." 

Editor's Note: Patch editors Dusty Smith, Mary Stachyra and Lauren Jost contributed to this article. 

Update 8:25 p.m.: In Fairfax County, there are still lines of people waiting to vote. "If you were in line when the polls closed at 7 p.m., you will get to vote," said county spokeswoman Merni Fitzgerald. "At some precincts, including the one here at the government center, there are still sizable lines so some folks won’t actually cast their ballots for awhile." 

Update, 7:38 p.m.: The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it will "pause" reporting election returns until 8 p.m. due to long lines throughout the Commonwealth.

"In consultation with officials from both the Republican and Democratic Party, the Virginia State Board of Elections has agreed to pause reporting until 8:00pm to ensure voters are not unduly influenced by preliminary results," said an email from the SBE. "Results will commence shortly thereafter." 

Original Post: U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R) is seeking his 17th consecutive term representing the 10th congressional district. 

This year, Wolf faces a challenge on two fronts: Democrat Kristin Cabral and Independent Kevin Chisholm are both seeking his to take his seat. 

But it is an uphill battle for the challengers: Cabral has raised about $250,000 and Chisholm has raised less than $5,000, while Wolf has amassed a $1 million war chest. 

In 2010, Wolf eased to a win over Democrat Jeff Barnett and Libertarian William B. Redpath, earning more than 60 percent of the vote. Judy Feder, a former Clinton administration official who raised in the millions in her two campaigns against Wolf, lost to the longtime representative by about 16 and 20 points in 2006 and 2008, respectively. 

Check back with Patch throughout the evening to see if Wolf pulls out another win. We will bring you updates from the polls and results from the district's precincts.

Bob Bruhns November 07, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I'm relieved that Frank Wolf won. He stopped MWAA's total abuse of power, and that fight still isn't over.


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