Dec. 21, 2018 — Angela Woolsey —

The most challenging point of Rep. Gerry Connolly’s Congressional tenure so far came on Nov. 2, 2010.

That Election Day saw a Tea Party-fueled red wave sweep through the House of Representatives as Republicans erased gains Democrats had made in 2006 and 2008 by taking 63 seats, the largest number of pick-ups in the House by either major political party since 1948.

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