In the race for the Virginia Senate it’s Democrat vs. Democrat in the primary election on June 11. Incumbent Senator Lynwood Lewis will face former Northampton Supervisor Willie Randall from Cape Charles.

In the Senate race the value of the incumbency is almost overwhelming. At the end of the first quarter Senator Lewis had a balance of $216,706 in his campaign war chestRandall had raised a total of $11,820.

The sixth Senate District includes Accomack and Northampton Counties on the Eastern Shore a large area in Norfolk and Matthews County on the Penninsula and a few precincts in Virginia Beach. 61 % of the district voters live in Norfolk, 22% live in Accomack County, 8% live in Northampton County, 6% live in Matthews County and 3% live in Virginia Beach.

To date, no Republican has come forward to oppose the winner of the June primary in the November General Election.