If Leslie Cockburn wins this open GOP seat, it will likely be a good night for Democrats
Leslie Cockburn, the Democrat running for Virginia's 5th Congressional district, speaks with supporters at her local campaign office in Huntly, Va., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
MADISON, Va. — If Democrat Leslie Cockburn wins the open seat in Virginia’s 5th District Tuesday, the wave election Democrats have hoped for will be in full effect.
The district is part of an expanding Democratic battlefield this cycle, as the party eyes long-held Republican seats that are a stretch to win but ones they feel are gettable with the right candidate and the right investment.