State Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) is running for the Republican nomination in the 7th district to take on incumbent Democrat Rep.Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07).
Senator Reeves announced his candidacy on Friday, saying, “My campaign is about freedom, limited constitutional government and the dignity and worth of every human being. As a Christian, a former Army Ranger, and a former police detective, I have dedicated my life to serving others and that is exactly what I will do if the voters give me the honor of serving them in the United States Congress.” His full announcement is here.
>>>He (Reeves) joins a field with several candidates including former Governor Bob McDonnell staffer Taylor Keeney; candidate for the 2020 nomination Tina Ramirez; intelligence officer John Castorani, Attorney Derrick Anderson, and Gary Barve.
Delegate John McGuire (R-Henrico) is running for reelection in two weeks, but in a Monday press release, he hinted at a potential run for the nomination, comparing his fundraising with other congressional candidates. The Virginia Scope reports that outspoken Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) is also considering a run for the seat.<<<
Redistricting may complicate the race in the 7th, more from the Virginia Star:
>>>Due to delays in the delivery of 2020 Census data and the Virginia Redistricting Commission’s failures, Virginia’s congressional map hasn’t been redistricted yet, and it’s not clear where the boundaries will eventually fall. There’s potential for an east-west orientation unifying parts of greater Richmond and Charlottesville, or a more north-south orientation that would give Republicans an advantage.
The new boundaries will be important to potential candidates, including Reeves. He lives in Spotsylvania, a county that is split between the seventh and the first congressional districts. The composition of the new seventh district could also influence whether or not the GOP nominee will face Spanberger.<<<
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