Conservative firebrand Bob Marshall, a Virginia state delegate representing Prince William County, today joined the crowded field of Republicans seeking the nomination to replace Congressman Frank Wolf.
An anti-tax, outspoken social conservative, Mr. Marshall has a lengthy history of news-making comments in reference to the LGBT community, abortion, rape and disabled children. He's served in the House of Delegates for more than 20 years.
Mr. Marhsall will be contested by state state Del. Barbara Comstock, who many consider the front-runner; Stephen Hollingshead, a former advisor in the Bush administration and former chief operating officer for Americans for Prosperity; Richard Shickle, chairman of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors; Marc Savitt, a mortgage broker and president of the National Association of Independent Housing Professionals; Tareq Salahi, best known for crashing a White House party; Rob Wasinger; Brent Anderson; and Howie Lind, former chairman of the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee who recently vacated this year's U.S. Senate contest.
The GOP will select their candidate for this November's election April 26 through a firehouse primary at several locations throughout the district.
The 10th Congressional District in Virginia, which Mr. Wolf has represented since 1981, spans from McLean west through Loudoun and Prince William counties to the commonwealth's border with West Virginia.
Expected to vie for the Democratic nomination, also to be determined April 26, are Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, Fairfax attorney Richard Bolger and Leesburg architect Sam Kubba. Democrats will hold a convention rather than a firehouse primary or state-run primary.