(big kittipurrs to Jim Riley for the post title and the heads-up… )
Go Dan River (which is apparently the Danville Register Bee‘s online presence) is reporting that Robert Hurt, Virginia‘s Senator for the 19th District, has decided to campaign for a seat in the House of Representatives:
Confirming what many political pundits have been assuming for months, state Senator Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, filed the paperwork Tuesday to run for Congress in 2010 against Rep.Tom Perriello, D-5th District.
Hurt, a lawyer and Pittsylvania County native, said he and his wife began seriously discussing the idea after former Rep. Virgil Goode opted against another run earlier this year. Hurt said he would wait to make a formal announcement of his candidacy until after the November election, but filed now “because there’s so much to get done.”
Sign me up, Sen. Hurt!
His website, though incomplete at the moment, is live – so go sign up and show your support!