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“Once Obama got in there, I just don’t like the way things are — period,” said Mr. Pfeiffer, who added that he has supported state Sen. R. Edward Houck, Spotsylvania Democrat, in the past. “If you have more [Republicans] here, I think it sends the message that we’re unhappy with Washington.”

But at the same event, David Amstutz of Spotsylvania, Va., while supportive of Mr. Reeves, said he just wanted to see government run well — regardless of who’s in charge.

“It’s not all Democrat and Republican,” he said. “My hope would be to get good government. Good people in good government will make that work for us — whether it’s Republicans or Democrats, it doesn’t make any difference.”