The state Senate will debate a religious freedom bill.
After Virginia’s 4th Congressional District was significantly redrawn by a federal three judge panel, Congressman Randy Forbes announced Monday (2/8) via a press conference broadcast on Facebook that he will relocate to the 2nd District.
Forbes says he’s best situated to defend Virginia’s military interest as chair of the subcommittee that writes the budget of the Navy, the Marine Corp and a large portion of the Air Force.
Were he to lose his seat he says his chairmanship could go to a congressman from another state who would not have Virginia’s best interest at heart.
Amid heavy lobbies on both sides, the General Assembly is working to reform the Certificates Of Public Need process.
Virginians who are not registered to vote, but want to cast ballots in the March 1st primary, need to get it done today (2/8). Today is the deadline to register.
Virginia voters do not register by party and any registered voter may choose to cast a ballot in either the Democratic or Republican primary, and voters in the Republican primary won’t have to sign a statement affirming they are Republicans. The State Board of Elections has rescinded that requirement requested by the GOP.
Fourth District Republican Congressman Randy Forbes appears set to “jump” districts today (2/8). Forbes is apparently ready to move to the 2nd, safer now for Republicans, since Richmond and Petersburg have been moved to the 4th, where black voting strength has been increased.
Republican Scott Rigell is retiring from the 2nd, has been urging Forbes to make the move and will join him today on a Facebook announcement at 1:30 p.m. that he says will be “big news.”