Who is on the Virginia election ballot for 2016?


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Official candidates have not yet been determined for Virginia's 2016 elections. Virginia's presidential primaries are on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 and the general election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Likely candidates for this primary include Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Sixteen candidates have declared candidacy as Republican candidates.

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Scheduled races in the 2016 Virginia elections include the federal presidential election, federal house races, statewide races, and local municipal and school board elections. No U.S. Senate, state legislative elections or governor races will be held in Virginia in 2016. Virginia's U.S. Senators, Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, are not due for re-election until 2020 and 2018, respectively. The next election for governor in Virginia will be in 2017.

In Virginia's U.S. House of Representatives race, Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock has confirmed that she will run again for the seat. Potential but undeclared candidates include Republican incumbents Rob Wittman, Scott Rigell, Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt. Incumbents Bob Goodlatte, Dave Brat, and Morgan Griffith are also undeclared. Democratic incumbents include Bobby Scott, Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly. Virginia has 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Candidates have until early 2016 to declare their candidacy for U.S. House races.

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