A Donald McEachin

Women dominate in Va. Democratic House primaries

Women roared to victories Tuesday in Democratic primaries across Virginia on Tuesday, falling in line with what has been a national trend.

In every Democratic primary where a woman was on the ballot in Virginia, a woman won the nomination.

Robert Monroe, 53, a video producer from Glen Allen, Virginia, said he voted for Abigail Spanberger in the 7th Congressional District because he believes she has a better chance of defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat in November.

"To be honest with you, I voted for her because she is a woman. To defeat Dave Brat, I think we need to energize the voters, particularly the female voters. I think she will energize that...