Congressman Randy Forbes (R-4th) announced on Sunday, via his Facebook pag,e that he will have a big announcement on Monday at 1:30. At the same time, Congressman Scott Rigell (R-2nd) sent an email to his constituents titled, “Don’t want to miss this — big news” in which he said,
“Wanted to let you know that I’m going to be joining Congressman Randy Forbes for a live announcement on his Facebook page on Monday at 1:30 p.m.,
We have some news to share with you that I’m very excited about — and I think you will be too.”
Under the latest redistricting plan set up by a 3 judge panel, Forbes’ district has become more Democrat friendly and Rigell’s district remains somewhat more Republican. Rigell has announced his retirement from Congress and urged Randy Forbes to move into his district and run for Congress from there. Parts of the 2nd district were once in Forbes’ district so it wouldn’t be a big stretch for him to run in the 2nd.
With all of this mind, speculation is strong for Randy Forbes to announce on Monday his intention to run in the 2nd district.
Currently two Republicans have announced their intentions to run in the 2nd, Del. Scott W. Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, and Pat Cardwell, a Virginia Beach Attorney.
In the 4th district Democrat State Senator Don McEachin (D-Henrico) is considering a run.