Today, Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) announced that he will be running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. According to a release from his campaign, Marshall believes he is the best candidate to beat Tim Kaine in the November General Election.
“I already have a ‘can do’ record of challenging Tim Kaine and winning in the public arena on major economic and social issues, and I can do it again,” Marshall (R., 13th District) said in a statement released this morning from his office in the General Assembly Building on Capitol Square, here.
Marshall ran for the Republican nomination in 2008, losing by one percentage point at the convention to former Gov. Jim Gilmore.
As a Delegate, Marshall has been instrumental in the Marriage Amendment to the Virginia Constitution, which voters ratified with 57 percent of ballots in the 2006 general election. Marshall also wrote the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act of 2010, which was the basis of Virginia’s challenge to President Obama’s health care law. You can learn more about the other successes Marshall has championed by clicking here.
Marshall is a staunch conservative, and there is no doubt that I believe he can defeat Tim Kaine in the November election.