Conservative stalwart and businessman Keith Fimian is gearing up for run for VA-10 to replace long-term Rep. Frank Wolf in Virginia’s 10th District.
Other candidates rumored to be considering runs are Delegate Barbara Comstock, State Senator Jill Vogel, and perennial party-crasher Tareq Salahi.
Should Fimian drop into VA-10, it will put a battle-tested conservative candidate known to be able to raise money in a district much more conservative than the race to sack Rep. Connolly in VA-11. In any nomination contest, Fimian would be a formidable candidate, indeed…
UPDATE: Yes yes yes… State Senator Dick Black is being asked to consider a run as well. Delegate Bob Marshall is also being pressured to run. Don’t expect to see Pete Snyder or Ken Cuccinelli run for VA-10, though…
UPDATE x 2: Another wild card, should he throw in? Former Rep. Artur Davis has always been rumored to have interests, but to date has not exhibited a serious effort to jump in. It’s early yet… but I would expect a flurry of announcements in January regardless.
UPDATE x3: Former Rep. Artur Davis is seriously considering a run, according to CQ Roll Call:
Former Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., who switched to the GOP, told CQ Roll Call in February that he would be interested in running should Wolf retire. In response to a Tuesday inquiry from CQ Roll Call, Davis did not rule himself out of the race.
“I will monitor the field that develops in the next several weeks in the hope that a responsible center-right candidate will emerge, one who gives Republicans a chance to keep this district and who will represent the best of the Virginia Republican Party,” Davis said in a statement.
State Senator Jill Vogel has told the WaPo’s Ben Pershing that she will not seek the nomination.