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Bob Marshall Enters GOP Race in 10th Congressional District

Controversial delegate enters crowded field to replace retiring Frank Wolf.

Bob Marshall Enters GOP Race in 10th Congressional District. Patch file photo.
Bob Marshall Enters GOP Race in 10th Congressional District. Patch file photo.
The race to fill Virginia's 10th Congressional District seat just added a socially conservative name out of Prince William County.

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican, announced in December that he would not seek another term in office.

On Wednesday, Del. Bob Marshall announced he is entering the Republican Primary race, according to The Washington Post.

Marshall has made a name for himself in the Statehouse for controversial comments attacking gays and women who have had abortions. He has also received national attention for a push to consider creating a Virginia currency.

The rest of the GOP candidates include:
  • Del. Barbara Comstock, Fairfax
  • Richard Shickle, chairman of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors
  • Stephen Hollingshead, an official in the administration of President George W. Bush
  • Marc Savitt, head of the National Association of Independent Housing Professionals
  • Howie Lind, a former Pentagon official and lobbyist
  • Rob Wasinger, the Republican aide to a Kansas congressman
Last week, Comstock released a list of high-ranking party leaders in Prince William County who had endorsed her campaign.

In the Democratic Primary Race:
Primary candidates will file to run from March 10-27. Both parties will pick their nominee April 26, according to The Washington Post. Republicans hold a party canvass and Democrats will hold a convention.

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