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Hurt Announces Bid for U.S. Congress
Virginia Senator Robert Hurt, a member of the Sorensen Institute's State Advisory Board and a graduate of our Political Leaders Program Class of 2000, has announced his candidacy for the United States Congress. Click here for news links.
The full text of the announcement, released yesterday morning October 7, reads as follows:
Chatham, Virginia – This morning Senator Robert Hurt (R-Pittsylvania) submitted the necessary filings to the Federal Election Commission to seek election to the United States Congress from the Fifth District. Senator Hurt stated: “Today I have filed the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission necessary to seek the Republican nomination for election to the United States Congress from the Fifth District.
Over the last few months, I have met with many residents and Republican leaders across the Fifth District. I have come away from these meetings struck by the urgent sense among our people that if the current course of this great country is not quickly changed, we will soon be left with a nation of more government, more taxes, fewer jobs, and even fewer liberties.
As a conservative who has represented a significant portion of the Fifth District for the past eight years, I believe that now, more than ever, our district requires a proven conservative leader to serve as its voice in Washington. As I have during my time in Richmond, I will fight to promote small businesses and new jobs, I will fight against the runaway taxing and spending in Washington, and I will always be a strong voice for our common sense conservative Virginia values.
Because of the enormity of this task, I have concluded that we must file the paperwork now. However, I will delay any formal announcement of my candidacy until after we have completed the important work now before us: the election of Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, and Ken Cuccinelli in November – the Republican team that will bring renewed conservative leadership to Richmond.”