Bob Marshall Joins Race for Rep. Wolf's Seat

By Julie Carey
|  Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 5:23 PM EDT
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Bob Marshall Joins Race for Rep. Wolf's Seat

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UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., at a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the final report of the William H. Webster Commission on the FBI, Counterterrorism Intelligence, and the Events at Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 2009. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

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News4 has learned long-time Prince William County Del. Bob Marshall (R) has decided to run for retiring Congressman Frank Wolf's seat.

The race to succeed Wolf is expected to be highly competitive, and is considered one of Democrats' best opportunities nationally to pick up a House seat.

Del. Barbara Comstock, a former Wolf staffer, is the most prominent Republican to announce her candidacy, though others, including political consultant Stephen Hollingshead, have also announced bids.

Northern Virginia Republicans opted to run a firehouse primary April 26.

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