Delegate Bob Marshall confirms plans to run for U.S. Senate

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - It appears the GOP field for the U.S. Senate race isn’t quite set.  Leading Republican candidate, George Allen, is getting more competition from a well-known lawmaker.

Delegate Robert Marshall is planning to once again fight for the position.  Marshall confirmed with CBS 6 News, he will battle for the position although he has yet to make a public announcement.

On January 9th, Marshall registered his corporate name “Bob Marshall For Senate, Inc.” with the State Corporation Commission.  With Marshall officially throwing his hat in the ring, this will be his second attempt in four years to nab the Republican Senate nomination.  The ultra conservative legislator will battle several candidates, including Allen, for the nod.

Marshall remains a well-known conservative who has served in the House since 1992, bringing with him notable name recognition as a state official.

“The advantage I have against my challengers is I’ve run previous campaigns in the public arena,” said Marshall.

Marshall says he’s still waiting until his website is operational, before fundraising begins.  The Northern Virginia Republican from Manassas, is believed to have a large network of grassroots support throughout the Commonwealth.

The 2012 United States Senate election in Virginia will take place on November 6, 2012.

Other Republican Primary Candidates:

  • George Allen, former U.S. Senator and former Governor of Virginia
  • E.W. Jackson Sr., Minister and Social Conservative Leader
  • David McCormick, Businessman
  • Jamie Radtke, Activist

Democratic Primary Candidates:

  • Tim Kaine, former Governor of Virginia and former Democratic National Committee Chairman
  • Courtney Lynch, former Marine Corps Officer and Fairfax businesswoman
  • Julien Modica, former CEO of the Brain Trauma Recovery & Policy Institute