Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republican Committee will host two debates in the lead-up to its April 26 firehouse primary to select a nominee to replace the retiring Frank Wolf.
All six GOP candidates are expected to participate in the debates, the first of which will be held March 15 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Millbrook High School in Winchester.
The second debate is set for April 9 in Sterling. More details will be announced at a later time, according to 10th Congressional District GOP Chairman John Whitbeck.
Vying for the Republican nomination are state Del. Barbara Comstock, who is viewed as the frontrunner by many party officials; well-known veteran state Del. Bob Marshall; Stephen Hollingshead, a former advisor in the Bush administration and former chief operating officer for Americans for Prosperity; Marc Savitt, a mortgage broker and president of the National Association of Independent Housing Professionals ; Rob Wasinger, a former chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback; and Howie Lind, a former chairman of the 10th Congressional District GOP Committee.
"We are very excited about the quality of these candidates and feel like we are in an excellent position to hold the 10th District Congressional seat in November regardless of who the Democrats nominate,” Whitbeck said in a prepared statement.