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VaNews for 2012 US Representative - District 5 - Regular General and 2012 US Representative - District 5 - Regular Primary

Two Democrats running? Hurt is still the favorite

By TIFFANY HOLLAND, Danville Register & Bee

Next week, Congressman Robert Hurt, R-5th District, may have some new competition in his race for reelection. Ret. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Douglass announced on Feb. 28 that he will be making a formal announcement on Tuesday about his decision whether or not to run as a Democrat in the 5th District.

VaNews March 5, 2012

Democrat Douglass will challenge Robert Hurt instead of Frank Wolf

By BEN PERSHING, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Virginia’s new congressional map was drawn to protect incumbents, and it appears to be having the desired effect.

VaNews February 29, 2012

Two Democrats now look to be in race for 5th nod

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

A retired general already running for U.S. Congress in Northern Virginia could end up taking on Rep. Robert Hurt instead due to a redistricting plan that shifts the challenger’s farm into the 5th District.

VaNews February 27, 2012

Hurt visits the district; responds to Democrats

By TIFFANY HOLLAND, Danville Register & Bee

Congressman Robert Hurt is spending the week touring the 5 th District and talking to constituents. On Wednesday, he visited Danville and Southern Virginia Vehicle Motion Labs at Virginia International Raceway. Hurt said he prefers meeting with businesses and fifth district residents in one-on-one settings.

VaNews February 23, 2012

Congressman Hurt explains vote supporting payroll tax extension

By AARON MARTIN , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The payroll tax extension debate that has plagued Washington appears to be over, after Republicans dropped their demand that the extension be funded with matching spending cuts last week.

VaNews February 22, 2012