Candidates for the 6th Congressional District break down the issues

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Voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday and voting on all 435 Congressional seats in the House of Representatives. With seven seats currently vacant, Republicans have a 235 to 193 advantage in the House.

Virginia has 11 congressional districts represented by seven Republicans and four Democrats. Click here for a view of Virginia’s congressional district map.

In Virginia’s 6th district, Ben Cline (R) is running against Jennifer Lewis (D).

The Republican candidate for Virginia’s 6th Congressional seat, Ben Cline, takes over for longtime Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who was the district’s representative since 1993. During the district convention in May, Cline received 52 percent of the first vote.

In June, Jennifer Lewis won the Democratic primary with 47.6 percent of the vote. Lewis calls health care “a human right and that it’s our moral obligation to create a nation in which nobody dies – or goes bankrupt.”

Both candidates spoke on the phone with the anchors of WFXR’s Good Day Virginia. Their interviews are attached to this article.

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