ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Congressman Ben Cline (R-Va.) won a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Nicholas Betts for the 6th District seat.
Cline took office in 2019, succeeding long-time Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who at his retirement was chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee.
A former Goodlatte chief of staff, prosecutor, and state legislator, Cline followed in Goodlatte’s footsteps as a member of the House Judiciary Committee. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Betts did not pose a serious challenge to Cline as he struggled in fundraising and never gained much traction in the largely Republican 6th District of Virginia.
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