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Wittman to launch campaign

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st, is planning three events around the 1st District to officially kick off his congressional re-election campaign.

The first will be in Montross this weekend — Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. He’s planning other events in Williamsburg and Stafford; Williamsburg’s event will be May 12, Stafford’s on May 20.

Wittman is running for a third full term in the House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2007 in a special election to replace the late Jo Ann Davis. Before that he served in the House of Delegates and in local government in Westmoreland County.

Democrat Adam Cook is seeking the nomination to run against Wittman this  year. Cook is a former JAG officer who’s now a reservist, which allows him to run for political office.

Democrats in the 1st District will hold a convention on May 12 to choose their nominee to run for the seat.

The 1st District runs from Fauquier County down through York.