The Washington Times - January 12, 2012, 06:50PM

The rumors were true. Virginia Del. Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican, said Thursday that he will enter the crowded primary field for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination this year.

Mr. Marshall said that he doesn’t have all the mechanical aspects worked out yet, but he is collecting signatures to get his name on the June 12 primary ballot.

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“I’m doing everything a candidate would do to run,” he said.

Mr. Marshall enters a crowded field that includes former governor and Senator George Allen, Tea Party Leader Jamie Radtke, Hampton Roads lawyer David McCormick, and Chesapeake Bishop E.W. Jackson.

He narrowly lost to former Gov. Jim Gilmore in the 2008 nominating contest for Senate.