A credible source has tipped me off that in the next few days Delegate Bob Marshall will announce a run for the 10th Congressional District, having obtained the level of grassroots support he feels he needs to run a strong and credible campaign for Congress. Barbara Comstock may well have a real race on her hands, instead of the coronation it seems that some have tried to engineer in this race.
There’s a host of other candidates and potential candidates who have jumped at this opportunity, from former 10th District Chairman Howie Lind and policy wonk Stephen Hollingshead, all the way down to the narcissist gadfly Tareq Salahi and the miserable Rob Wasinger who has since announced he will not run. Among this list of candidates, only Comstock and Marshall have experience as elected officials and between those two Marshall’s record is much broader, highly distinguished, and far more reliably conservative, although either would probably acquit of themselves well in the office. As for the political newbies, they range from quite interesting to downright ridiculous, but probably don’t stand much of a chance running against a Democrat nominee who almost certainly will have a record of elected experience.
This race is getting a lot more interesting, and that almost certainly is a good thing.
UPDATE: It’s official now, Bob is in.
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