RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters have picked a state senator and a law enforcement official as the Republican nominees for what could be two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races.

State Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach) defeated three challengers to win the nomination in Virginia’s coastal 2nd District and will take on U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D).

Yesli Vega (R), an auxiliary deputy and county-level elected official, prevailed in a crowded field in the central Virginia 7th District.

Yesli Vega, a Republican candidate for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, listens as Sen. Ted Cruz express his support for her at Crossroads Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, Va. on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Tristan Lorei/The Free Lance-Star via AP)

Vega will face U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) in the general election, where Republicans are bullish about their chances of flipping the seats currently held by the two centrist Democrats.