Virginia-10 Gets Rich

With Virginia Republicans growing increasingly jittery because of recent Democratic gains, party conservatives in the 10th U.S. House District launched a movement to depose longtime District GOP Chairman Jim Rich. But the moderate Rich last week survived a challenge from former Reagan Administration official Heidi Stirrup, who warned that Rich’s leadership was growing increasingly distant from grass-roots conservatives. In part, Rich’s survival was due to his endorsement by the district’s popular, 13-term Rep. Frank Wolf (R.-Va.).