- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Democrat from Front Royal is planning to run for Congress in a seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte.

Multiple media outlets reported that Tom Howarth has announced his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District.

Howarth is a former federal employee and consultant.

Goodlatte is seeking re-election and is facing a Republican primary challenger, Harry Greigo. Goodlatte, the current influential chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was first elected in 1992 and has easily won re-election since. The 6th Congressional District stretches from the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke along Virginia’s western edge.

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