The class of star House Democrats that took office in the 2018 cycle’s “Blue Wave” is dwindling — particularly in the commonwealth.

The three House Democrats who flipped competitive seats across Virginia that cycle will all be gone by next year. Then-Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02) was ousted from her Virginia Beach seat last cycle, and Reps. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) aren’t seeking re-election this year. The races to succeed Spanberger and Wexton have drawn a tranche of ambitious Democrats in the suburbs and exurbs of D.C. Meanwhile, freshman Republican Rep. Jen Kiggans, who defeated Luria, is now defending a swing seat Joe Biden narrowly won in 2020.

Further south, staunch conservative Rep. Bob Good, who came to the House after ousting GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman, faces his own serious primary opponent after drawing the ire of both former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and former President Donald Trump.

VA-01: Rob Wittman (R) - Northern Neck, Williamsburg, Richmond suburbsSolid Republican. The 1st District, which encompasses the rural Tidewater region region and the suburbs of Richmond, has ebbed away

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