Early this week Delegate Bob Marshall will announce his candidacy for Congress in the 10th district. Prior to his decision to enter the race Marshall set a goal of finding a volunteer in every precinct to help organize his campaign. The Bull Elephant has learned that, having met the goal of securing support in every precinct in the 10th District, Marshall has made the decision to run. During his many years in the House of delegates, prior to and since redistricting, Bob has represented one-third of the current 10th district so he is very familiar with the people and the issues in the district.
Since first running for office in 1991 Marshall has won thirteen elections—most by very large margins, up to 85%—despite being out spent in every contest. Marshall is a well-known social and fiscal conservative, always vigorously opposing tax increases. He is also the author of Virgina’s Marriage Amendment, the Marshall-Newman Amendment, which was ratified by Virginia voters in 2006 with 57% of the vote. For more information about Bob Marshall, read his letter to supporters here.
Current candidates in the ever-changing field of candidates in the 10th district:
Also considering a run:
A big question remains in the 10th: will Senator Dick Black endorse anyone in this Congressional race? Representing half of the district, Senator Black’s endorsement will be very significant. All the candidates have been clamoring for his favor, because they know how important his support will be, but he has not yet endorsed anyone. Will Bob Marshall’s decision to enter the race make a difference? Will Dick Black endorse his old friend and fellow conservative Bob Marshall? When we know, you’ll know!