Boucher Loses in VA-9

November 02, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) has lost his re-election bid tonight to Republican opponent Morgan Griffith, the Associated Press says. Though Boucher had an early lead in the race, recent polls showed the race to be tight.

Boucher may very well be one of the first Democrats to lose a seat, in part, because of his vote for cap-and-trade. Virginia’s 9th district is quite conservative and Boucher’s vote for the bill was an unpopular one.