Midterm race for Rep. Comstock’s seat could become the most expensive in the country; Virginia man executed after calls for clemency

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, July 7.

Two Democrats challenging Rep. Barbara Comstock in the 2018 midterm have raised a combined $700,000 in campaign funds, which puts the race on track to become one of the most expensive in the country.
(The Washington Post)

A Virginia man who was charged with killing a police officer and hospital security guard in 2006 was executed Thursday after organizations attempted but failed to convince Gov. Terry McAuliffe that the murders were a result of the man’s mental illness and to grant him clemency.
(The Washington Post)

After he was readmitted to intensive care, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot at an Alexandria baseball field last month, underwent surgery for an infection and is in serious condition.
(WTOP)

Metro track work will affect the Blue, Silver and Orange lines this weekend. The Silver Line will only run between Wiehle-Reston East and Balston-MU stations, and the Blue and Orange lines will have station and track closures in D.C.
(WTOP)

White Oaks Elementary School in Burke, which is under construction for renovations, was vandalized, and Fairfax County police say there are signs of arson.
(ABC 7 News)

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