Thank You

My Friends and Supporters,

Well, we certainly gave the Tenth Congressional District Party Canvass all of our energy and effort, but sadly did not cross the finish line first.  

Our final percentage of the vote, 28.2%, put us well ahead of all other competitors in the field with the exception of the nominee, Delegate Barbara Comstock.  As I hope you know by now, initial reports that we lost the City of Manassas and did poorly in our own backyard of Prince William County were not true!  In fact, adding to our own performance that of the other four candidates who collectively garnered 17.54% of the vote, the overall “non-establishment” conservative vote amounted to roughly 46%.  You can see the full vote results at:

I am very proud of the inspiring efforts of the grass roots Marshall Team that gave us “wins” in the counties of Frederick, Clarke and Prince William as well as the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.  Finally, we only fell short of winning the City of Winchester by 22 votes and performed quite strongly in one of the three Loudoun voting locations. 

Unfortunately, I did not have the advantage of having one of the 10th District polls located in my own home precinct as was the case with Barbara, but nonetheless we prevailed in all of the voting locations close to my home precinct (as well as the others mentioned above).  I would like to express my personal gratitude to the voters in my home precinct who had to travel a half-hour to get to our Prince William poll.  Your support and extra effort in getting out to vote are especially appreciated.  My thanks also to Marshall voters in Frederick and Western Loudoun who also had to travel extra miles to get to their closest poll.

With roughly two months to campaign, organize and raise funds and we simply fell short.  I take responsibility for that loss.  But what we accomplished with little funding and little time was most certainly not a wasted effort, for our conservative message was heard and people everywhere were glad we carried forth a message they could rally behind.

I am very grateful for the effort of my hard-working Campaign Manager, Bob Allen, who has been a loyal friend for over 35 years, long predating my entry into public life.  And his wife, Roseleen, could not have been more supportive.

Another friend of many years, Fran Griffin, spent countless hours writing and releasing our endorsements and press releases.  Thank you Fran!

And, of course, I cannot say enough good things about our selfless volunteers, some of whom called voters every day for weeks on end, others who traveled hours to walk door to door to support our effort spending their precious time and treasure.  Barbara Dodge and her team were truly tireless and unrelenting in their door-to-door work. Wonderful students from Seton School in Manassas also campaigned unstintingly!  Jay Marts was an inspiring motivational force in the western portion of the District.  Thanks, Jay!

To those who “stuck their necks out” to endorse me, although I have already publicly expressed my appreciation and gratitude to each of you each time a new endorsement was published I would like to wholeheartedly thank you once again! The advance of true conservatism in our culture can only be achieved through a chorus of voices stating and restating our core principles.

To those who held receptions in their homes for the benefit of my campaign, I thank you for your graciousness and hospitality!

To those who invested financially in the campaign, I will be forever grateful for your support.  

And last, but certainly not least I want to thank my family: first, my dear wife and ally, Cathy, who slept little and gave her all throughout the days and nights of campaigning; next, my sons who instantaneously developed the campaign website to the accolades of many political observers and who composed our brochures and sent our emails; next to my daughter who kept my 90 year old Mom company so that Cathy and I would be able to attend almost daily campaign events; and finally, my six-year-old grandson who kept me laughing (and humble) and put stamps on letters to help the effort in his own little way.  

Winning is, of course, what we all aimed for, but being faithful to the cause and speaking the truth are equally important. 

Our Republican Creed spells out the importance of our belief in God and the need to strengthen the moral fiber of the country.

Our Founders recognized that our Creator granted us inalienable rights. They set up our form of government dependent upon citizens who respected “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God.” These are the foundations of America and we disregard them at our own peril.

I ran for office because I was willing to serve. In America, the people decide, and the people have spoken, and now we turn to defeating the Democrats in November.

We cannot afford more government expansion, higher taxes, or more regulations which are killing our economy and increasing socialism.  We must retract, not expand, our fraud-ridden social welfare programs which hurt, not help people improve their lot in life.

We must oppose judges who arrogantly impose their own personal judgment over the clearly expressed will of millions of voters by issuing ridiculous decisions that attempt to defy Nature.  We must fight those actions at the highest levels of our government which threaten our constitutional separation of powers.   We must reject crony capitalism which is foreign to free enterprise and demand that Congress not relegate their war powers to the President.  We must resist efforts that are turning the land of the free and the home of the brave into a lawless, police surveillance state.  We are losing our liberties because of a collective lack of vigilance.

Although I am very sorry to have disappointed those who hoped we would succeed, the fight continues and each of us has a place in it although we know that the ultimate battle has been won by our Lord and Savior!

Also remember that our Republican Party came into our Nation’s existence in the late 1850‘s to combat the related moral evils of slavery and polygamy.  Both practices denied in different ways the fundamental equality of man established by our Creator. 

Today most Americans fear our devastating national debt and weak economy.  This is understandable because we all need to make a living and it is frankly immoral to push this debt onto future generations. 

But we also face profound moral evils, such as the intentional taking of a child’s life before birth (abortion), and the historically unprecedented claims that Marriage is no longer a relationship solely between one man and one woman (same-sex marriage).     

Make no mistake: as the family structure weakens, government gets stronger, more expansive, more expensive, and more intrusive, affecting our lives, schools, communities and pocketbooks. Remaining indifferent is not an option.

How these and other policies are addressed or left unaddressed will affect us in all aspects of our lives.  Phyllis Schlafly, has fought hard to keep child protection and traditional Marriage in our Republican platform.  The Nevada Republican Party removed its opposition to abortion and same sex marriage at their state convention on April 12, 2014, a terrible mistake in my judgment.

Just recently Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas Parker ruled. “Because an unborn child has an inalienable right to life from its earliest stages of development, it is entitled not only to a life free from the harmful effects of chemicals at all stages of development but also to life itself at all stages of development. Treating an unborn child as a separate and distinct person in only select respects defies logic and our deepest sense of morality.”

As you know, the Republican and Democratic Platforms are as far apart as the North and South poles.  Clearly, Mr. Foust, the Democrat nominee to succeed Frank Wolf, and Senator Mark Warner, have significantly different world views than we do.  We cannot let the Democrats have a free ride in November! 

It was my hope to address the issues I’ve cited above (and more) as your Congressman, but will now refocus my time and attention to addressing related issues in Richmond.

It has always been an honor to serve you as a State Delegate, and I will continue to do so to the best of my ability.  To that end, I would hope that you remain in contact with me, send me your ideas for legislation, and let me know if you need my help on matters involving state government in any way. 

Remember the phrase on the Archives Building in Washington, “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty” and keep fighting for our beloved country!  

Delegate Bob Marshall

NAGR-PAC Endorses Bob Marshall for U.S. Congress

The National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee (NAGR-PAC) is proud to endorse Bob Marshall for Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

Bob Marshall has served the people of Virginia as a state delegate as an outspoken leader for gun owners for over 20 years.

Not only did Marshall sponsor and vigorously push meaningful pro-gun legislation, but when anti-gun members of the House killed his pro-gun bill, he immediately reintroduced it as an amendment, making every weak-kneed politician go on record.

Leadership and dedication of this caliber is desperately needed in Congress if we desire to preserve our most basic rights.

NAGR-PAC works to elect more pro-gun leaders in Congress, not more followers. 

“I am pleased to again receive the endorsement of the NAGR PAC, in addition to Gun Owners of America. It is not surprising, however, as my chief opponent in the race not only has never introduced a Second Amendment bill, but she has never even co-sponsored one, I urge all those who cherish the Second Amendment to alert their friends and colleagues in the 10th district to cast their ballot for Bob Marshall tomorrow.”
— Delegate Bob Marshall

Congressional Candidate, Delegate Bob Marshall, Receives Endorsements from Republican Leaders, Elected Officials, Pastors, Military Leaders, Second Amendment Advocates, and National Leaders

MANASSAS, VA - 4/24/14 - Since entering the race just 10 weeks ago for the GOP nomination to replace Congressman Frank Wolf, Delegate Bob Marshall has received endorsements of Republican leaders, elected officials, pastors, military leaders, Second Amendment advocates, national leaders, educators, and even a movie producer.

Senator Dick Black of Virginia praised Marshall for "being instrumental in the passage of the Marriage Amendment, the Ban on Partial Birth Abortion and a multitude of other laws dealing with everything from roads and schools to laws affecting privacy and healthcare."

Delegate Mark Berg called Marshall "a powerfully effective member of the House of Delegates a statesman for our time in the noble tradition of our Founding Fathers," who would work to defund and dismantle Obamacare.

Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, stated that Bob Marshall "has distinguished himself in over two decades in Richmond as a principled and fierce defender of our Virginia and U.S. Constitutions. He is an intellectual warrior who'll never shrink under the slings and arrows of outrageous Washington liberals."

Bill Fox, Member, Loudoun County School Board, said that, "Bob Marshall is the only legitimate candidate in the race who takes seriously the conservative values of liberty and limited government."

Susan Stimpson, the former Chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, and a contender for the GOP nomination for Lt. Governor last year, supports Marshall because he is courageous, "a fearless leader" and "he fights as if lives depend on it." 

Keith Fimian, an entrepreneur, businessman, and Republican leader stated: "Bob is someone who has proven he can lead.  He doesn't hide his principles or change his positions to satisfy polls, political winds or pressure from the Republican establishment."

Marc Aveni, a Manassas City Councilman since 2006, said of Delegate Marshall, "he is never too busy to help city residents who have questions about state government issues to cut through the bureaucratic red tape, if needed, for them."

Bishop E.W. Jackson, the Lt. Governor candidate last year, said: "Bob Marshall is exactly the person we need standing up for us in Congress at this critical time!"

Pastor Michael Hirsch of Calvary Christian Church, and Chair of both the Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots, and the Fredericksburg Republican Party, commented that  "Bob Marshall is someone who understands the Constitution, who understands Christian principles, and someone who will fight for them without compromise."

Pastor Jay Ahlemann, founding pastor, Christian Fellowship Church, Ashburn, Virginia, stated: "Delegate Bob Marshall has a proven record of standing for principles and values. Don't take chances with your vote. We need a proven leader. Bob Marshall IS that leader."
Rev. William Cook, Founder and Executive Director, Black Robe Regiment of Virginia, wrote: "Bob Marshall is a man of true conviction and a legislator with a proven track record who voters can trust to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic' and represent the values that are important to 'we the people.'"

Phyllis Schlafly, a constitutional lawyer, national speaker, author of 20 books, and founder of Eagle Forum, said: "The Founders understood that our inalienable rights come from our Creator, not government. I am grateful that Bob has not lost this foundational vision throughout his more than 20 years of service in Virginia's General Assembly."

The Honorable Robert K. Dornan, Congressman (R-CA, 1977-1997): "Bob Marshall is a modern day Patrick Henry. He is one of the most principled men in the political realm whom I have ever met. He is a consistent Constitutional conservative."

Mark Fitzgibbons of, wrote: "Bob Marshall is a principled and consistent leader for freedom, opportunity and prosperity.  He helps ensure that government respects and obeys the rule of law."

Two prominent Second Amendment organizations have endorsed Bob Marshall for Congress, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the National Association for Gun Rights. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of GOA, and a former Member of the House of Delegates, stated: "I have carefully observed our state legislators and find Bob Marshall to be one of the finest I have ever met. I continue to be impressed with his persistence in proposing legislation to guarantee our liberties, Constitutional freedoms, and the right to keep and bear arms."

Charles M. McKinney of Ashburn, former Virginia Chairman of Veterans for McCain, and former Chairman of Loudon County Republican Committee, said: "As a U.S. Marine, I urge all voters, but especially all veterans and active duty personnel, within the 10th District to vote for Bob Marshall -- a man of total commitment, integrity, character and courage. The kind of man many others can only hope to emulate."

General Jerry Curry (U.S. Army, ret.), a statesman, courageous soldier, diplomat, and government leader, praised Bob Marshall as "an activist for upholding our Constitutional liberties. His innovative bills have been important to the Commonwealth. Delegate Marshall has a wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of the fundamental issues that affect all of us from education to energy independence to the economy to international affairs."

Ron Maxwell is an independent filmmaker who has written and directed two Civil War era motion-pictures Gettysburg; Gods & Generals and Copperhead, offered this reflection: "Bob Marshall is the candidate most focused on the average working man and woman, on their access to good paying jobs. He's the only candidate whose first concern is the safety, welfare and job opportunities of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants."

Anne W. Carroll, historian, author, and Director of Seton School in Manassas, said: "Other candidates might have pro-life credentials, but Bob is the only one who has a long-term, proven record of never compromising on life issues.  He has never wavered in his pro-life principles, in spite of attacks, sometimes vicious. He speaks out when everyone else is silent or waffling. Day in and day out, Bob Marshall stands for the right to life of every person, from conception until natural death. If your concern is life, vote for Bob Marshall."

Delegate Bob Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1991, is running for the Republican nomination for Congress in a GOP "Firehouse Primary" on this Saturday, April 26. The voting will take place at ten polling locations throughout the 10th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. 

For more information, visit or call Delegate Marshall on his cell phone at 571-409-0588, or contact Fran Griffin, media consultant, at 703-862-6741.

Keith Fimian Endorses Bob Marshall for Congress


Dear Friends,

Washington is broken.  If the last few years have proven anything, it’s that just sending more Republicans to Washington won’t change anything.  The only way to fix Washington is to change the kind of Republicans we send there. 

We don’t need more Republicans in Congress who have spent careers inside the beltway in government, lobbying and politics. 

We don’t need more Republicans in Congress who will promise one thing on the campaign trail or take a few good votes at the state or local level in order to climb the political ladder.  

We don’t need more Republicans in Congress who will vote with John Boehner over the interests of the people they serve in order to secure a leadership position.   

We need principled, conservative Republicans in Congress who have led on issues and not just voted, and who have proven over the long term their commitment to smaller government, sound fiscal and economic policies and traditional values, the most fundamental of which is respect for human life. 

That is why I am proud to endorse Bob Marshall for Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

Bob Marshall has served Loudoun and Prince William counties, and our Commonwealth, with distinction as a citizen legislator for the past two decades, and I am proud to call him my friend. 

Bob is someone who has proven he can lead.  He has proven that he doesn't hide his principles or change his positions to satisfy polls, political winds or pressure from the Republican establishment.

As a businessman and entrepreneur, it is critical to have leadership in Congress that is willing to fight for policies that help businesses of all sizes, but particularly small and medium sized business because they are the businesses that create jobs. 

When small business owners complained to Bob Marshall that they had to fill out different paperwork for each and every county in which they were doing business, Bob introduced a bill which became law to streamline the process.  Now small businesses fill out one application sufficient for all 133 counties and cities in the Commonwealth, reducing red tape and an unnecessary burden on businesses.  That's proven conservative leadership!

Obamacare has been crushing for small and medium sized businesses, and will become increasingly so as mandates and tax penalties begin to take effect.  Bob very early on understood the perils of government forcing Americans to purchase health insurance.  In 2010 he introduced the Health Care Freedom Act which Attorney General Cuccinelli used to challenge Obamaare in federal court.  That's proven conservative leadership!

When both political parties in Richmond agreed to legislation in 2007 which established unelected taxing authorities in Northern Virginia and Tidewater, Bob Marshall was the only sitting legislator with the courage to sue.  The Virginia Supreme Court agreed with him unanimously.  That's proven conservative leadership!

While many Republicans elites have called for Republicans to abandon efforts to protect human life and defend traditional marriage, Bob Marshall has been steadfast.  That's proven conservative leadership!

In 2005, Bob Marshall introduced the Marshall-Newman Marriage Amendment.  Over 1.3 million voters ratified that Amendment in 2006.  Bob continues to speak out because it makes no logical sense that a single, sitting, unelected judge should have the power to overturn the will of the Virginia legislature and 1.3 million Virginians. That’s proven conservative leadership!

When the horrible practice of partial birth abortion became known, where practically full term babies are partially delivered before meeting their cruel demise, Bob Marshall introduced legislation to end this heinous practice.  He had to fight some in his own party who wanted to water down the bill but it ultimately passed with a veto-proof margin which Bob used to override then Governor Mark Warner's objections. That's proven conservative leadership!

Why do I recall Bob's stellar conservative record in the state house when he is running for Congress?  Because I know Bob well enough to know that he will bring that same set of principles, uncompromising dedication and practical know-how to Congress.  That's what proven conservative leadership is all about!

Bob Marshall thinks ahead, anticipates problems and doesn't count the odds when he is fighting for what is right.  Bob will be a fighter for business and innovation.  He will be a voice for all of us who value freedom and liberty - all of us who have not lost hope that America's best years are ahead of us, as long as we are able to steer our ship of state away from failed socialist policies.

As a former candidate for Congress in a district with a decidedly Democrat advantage, I understand the demands of running for public office and the need to take the fight to our political opponents. 

I am confident Bob Marshall is up to the challenge.  Anyone who questions Bob Marshall’s electability would do well to remember that Bob has won thirteen elections; yes, thirteen (13) elections - in Northern Virginia no less (Prince William and Loudoun).  And the current district he represents went for Obama by 11 percent whereas the 10th Congressional District where he is now running went for Romney by 1 percent.   

I have every confidence Bob will be the next great Congressman from the 10th Congressional District but we must all get behind him!  I am proud to announce that I will serve on Bob Marshall’s Finance Committee.  And I ask you to please join me in supporting Delegate Bob Marshall in his bid for the U.S. Congress.


Keith S. Fimian

P.S. We cannot allow the Republican establishment and DC lobbyists to buy this race.  Help me ensure Bob has the resources to combat the onslaught of negative attacks sure to come from a Republican establishment intent on purchasing this seat for one of their own.  Please make a generous contribution of $250, $100, $75 or $50 today at!

Lt. Gov. Republican Nominee E.W. Jackson Endorses Bob Marshall for Congress

After considerable prayer and deliberation, I am enthusiastically endorsing Bob Marshall for the Republican nomination for Congress from the Tenth Congressional District.  I appeal to every one of you who believes as I do in our Constitution and what Virginia represents to the history of our nation, to do everything in your power to get him nominated on April 26th!
I am well aware that Republicans of the Tenth District have an array of good candidates to choose from, but I am firm in my conviction that Bob best personifies our values.  His 23 year legislative record in the House of Delegates serves as the most reliable predictor that the promises he makes in his campaign will be kept when he gets to Congress.  We can rest assured that Delegate Marshall will adhere to his core principles no matter the opposition because he has a record of courage and unwavering faithfulness.
Friends and foes alike agree that Bob Marshall will be a refreshing change from the political powerbrokers and dealmakers in Washington.  He is exactly the person we need standing up for us in Congress at this critical time! Congress needs a conscience and Bob Marshall will provide it, even to Republican leaders when necessary.  We know that Delegate Marshall will never trade away his conscience.
Please know that I am not making this endorsement lightly. For the most part, I am remaining neutral in nomination contests.  However, I endorse Bob Marshall because he is that rare bird in the aviary of politics who is dependable and predictable on the full gamut of issues important to conservatives: adherence to the Constitution, protection of religious liberties, keeping taxes low and government limited, preserving the traditional family in society, upholding the sanctity of life and maintaining fiscal responsibility and accountability.  Bob is without peer in the record he has established over many years.
Please join with me in supporting Bob, and if you reside in the Tenth District, be sure to make plans now to vote in the Firehouse Primary which takes place for five hours only (from 10am to 3pm) on Saturday, April 26th.  For most folks the polling place will be at a different location from the one where they usually vote. Details on polling locations are available on Bob’s website at  Please email Bob and let him know after you’ve voted. We want to recognize and thank those who take the time to fulfill their civic duty in this pivotal election.  Finally, whether or not you live in the Tenth District, I appeal to you to give generously of your time and treasure to help achieve this critically important nomination of Bob Marshall for Congress! 

For God and Country,

E.W. Jackson

Race to Replace Congressman Frank Wolf Heats Up in Virginia as money from Paul Singer becomes an issue

Marshall to Comstock: Give the Money Back

MANASSAS, VA, 4/7/14 - Delegate Bob Marshall, a member of the Virginia Assembly, is strongly pressing Barbara Comstock to return her share of $400,000 in campaign contributions raised at a recent New York City fundraiser.

The fundraising event was hosted by Paul Singer, the billionaire same-sex marriage advocate, for Comstock and two other Republican women running for Congress.

Marshall cited a Washington Post blog about the fundraiser. (See Both Marshall and Comstock are Republican candidates for the seat being vacated by Congressman Frank Wolf in northern Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

"Donors support the candidates they believe will support their agendas," Marshall said.  "You don't see pro-gun groups donating to gun control candidates."

"How can Barbara Comstock take so much money and convince Republican voters she upholds the Republican Party platform advocating traditional marriage?"

The GOP platform asserts, "We believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman, must be upheld as the national standard Š"

Marshall said that Comstock previously accepted $80,000 from Paul Singer through 2013.  Singer has spent more than $10 million on homosexual marriage causes in the United States and elsewhere, according to a Feb. 18 Politico article. 

Comstock also has accepted $18,700 from attorney Ted Olson, who has been hired by Singer to file lawsuits to overturn state traditional marriage laws.  Olson undid California's Proposition 8 and recently called a court ruling invalidating Virginia's Marriage Amendment a "beautiful decision."

"Barbara Comstock attempts to dismiss Singer's targeted largesse by pointing out other candidates who have accepted his donations," Marshall said.  "However, she fails to reveal that those other candidates accepted Singer's money before his same-sex crusade began in 2010."

Marshall said he wonders whether well- known Catholics who support Comstock - such as former Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) and a former Vatican ambassador - are aware of these donations.

"I doubt they would be comfortable with this," Marshall said.  "I hope they, too, ask her to return this money."

Marshall observed that the homosexual lobby engages in unseemly tactics that are more about "submission" than tolerance, such as bringing about the recent firing of Brandon Eich, Mozilla's chief executive officer, because he contributed $1,000 in 2006 to support California's Proposition 8 affirming traditional marriage.

"Conservative and Republican business owners and officers well might be subjected to gay hiring quotas if Comstock is elected to Congress and if she votes for the so-called gay 'non-discrimination bill' in Congress," Marshall said.  

"Unless Comstock gives the money back today, her disavowals of Singer's gay marriage influence will ring hollow with most Republicans.  And they still might ring hollow even if Comstock returns the money because the question is raised about why she sought and accepted so much money from a gay marriage advocate in the first place." 

DelegateBob Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1991, is one of six candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Congress in Virginia's 10th Congressional District. A GOP "Firehouse Primary" to choose the nominee is being held on Saturday, April 26.

The voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at just ten polling locations throughout the 10th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. 

For more information, visit or call Delegate Marshall on his cell phone at 571-409-0588.


Eagle Forum Founder and Conservative Icon, Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Bob Marshall For Congress

Eagle Founder and Conservative Icon, Phyllis Schlafly

Dear Fellow Patriots:

I am happy to endorse Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, a man of principle, in the April 26th Firehouse Primary, when voters will choose the Republican Candidate for Virginia's 10th Congressional District!  I have known Bob and his lovely wife, Cathy, for many years.  
Several years ago, I was proud to present Bob Marshall with Eagle Forum's award for outstanding, informed and faithful leadership in the battle for God, Life, Family and Country.  If ever we need brave leaders to fight for the values on which our nation was founded, that time is now!  The Founders understood that our inalienable rights come from our Creator, not government.  I am grateful that Bob has not lost this foundational vision throughout his more than 20 years of service in Virginia's General Assembly. 

Bob Marshall has won 13 elections through hard work, attracting volunteers, and listening to voters door-to-door.  With our help Bob Marshall will serve the people of Virginia in the U.S. Congress.  He won't take orders from Republican consultants or Washington power brokers.
Bob has been tested and remained true.  He never voted for a tax increase.  He passed laws to protect our privacy, increase transparency in government, uphold our constitutional rights, defend innocent life, and uphold Marriage.  He authored Virginia's Marriage Amendment which was passed by 1.3 million Virginia voters.  Bob sued the Governor and won a unanimous decision striking down 14 unconstitutional taxes.
Bob Marshall has been faithful to Virginia voters for so many years.  He is a reliable, tried-and-true candidate.  I urge all patriots to support Bob Marshall on April 26 with your vote, and also with your time and your treasure

Phyllis Schlafly
President and Founder, Eagle Forum

Congressman Bob Dornan Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall of Virginia

Praises Him for Crafting No-Military Abortions Legislation

"A Rare Triple Treat in the Reagan Tradition"

FAIRFAX, VA --  The Honorable Robert K. Dornan, Congressman (R-CA, 1977-1997) has endorsed Bob Marshall for Congress in the upcoming April 26 primary to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Frank Wolf's retirement in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

"Bob Marshall is a rare triple threat to liberals and Democrats in that he is a powerhouse in all three areas that President Reagan said 'a true conservative' must lead: social issues, economic policy, and defense. Bob's knowledge and expertise in these areas, the Reagan triad, is almost unmatchedŠ equaled by a few good men and women in politics, but NEVER surpassed," said former Congressman Dornan, who was labeled as "one of the leading firebrands among American politicians" in the Almanac of American Politics.

"During my first of nine terms in the Congress, as a freshman from liberal California, providentially I hired Bob Marshall to work for me in preparing and writing legislation in these three areas of public policy," Dornan explained. "What a blessing it was to have him at my right hand. Bob's skills in crafting bills are exemplary, and he has carried this talent and experience from the U.S. Congress to his work in the Virginia Assembly.

"He was, during my tenure in the U.S. Congress, one of the top parliamentarians there. And that was more than a few years ago. He has continued to hone his skills as a Member of the House of Delegates, writing some of the best legislation that Virginia has ever seen.

"For instance, it was Bob who devised the famous Hyde Amendment to cut off federal funding for abortions. More recently he wrote the Constitutional Marriage Amendment, approved by we voters of Virginia in 2006. (Yes, 'we,' as I've voted as a proud Virginian for a decade.)

"We can thank Bob for the fact that Virginia was one of the first states to file suit against Obamacare. Bob Marshall wrote the law which gave then-Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli standing to sue the federal government. Bob also sued Governor Tim Kaine - and won by a vote of  seven to one in Virginia's Supreme Court - to block 14 taxes imposed by unelected taxing authorities.

"And by Bob's tough standards, every bill that he has ever worked on, every piece of legislation, has to meet his own strict criteria: 1) Would it help preserve the liberty and freedom of all citizens? 2) Would it maintain the moral fabric of society? and 3) Could it be a means to stop immoral practices such as abortion, infanticide, and so-called same sex marriages? If only every legislator in the U.S. Senate and House, and in every chamber of every legislature in all 50 states, had this noble criteria!

"I see my pal, Bob, as a modern day Patrick Henry. I mean that. He is one of the most principled men in the political realm whom I have ever met. He is a consistent Constitutional conservative. Party labels are not of primary importance to him. What matters to Bob Marshall is the preservation of our Constitutional rights, the protection of precious human life from the moment of conception until natural death, and the advancement of God-fearing governance, keeping in mind that all good comes from our Creator.

"Bob is steadfast in his determination to dismantle the destructive leftist setbacks we've suffered, and block the leftwingers' arrogant agenda. He will fight hard to restore Virginia, and our nation, to what our Founding Fathers dreamed of, sacrificed for, and succeeded in creating for us and our children," Bob Dornan said.

"Please, please read about his outstanding achievements legislatively at his website.  I assure you, Bob Marshall is the Congressional candidate of conviction and experience and courage to take the torch from Frank Wolf and carry on my friend's solid legacy.

"I will be spending as much of my time as I can to get Bob elected.I urge you to do the same. Get involved now. Please work for him.  Recruit volunteers for our campaign. Support his candidacy financially if you are able. There are just weeks left before the April 26 Primary Election. I hope to see you on the campaign trail!" Bob Dornan said.

"I am humbled by Congressman Dornan's kind words on my behalf," commented Delegate Bob Marshall. "Even before being elected to the Congress - and to this day -- Bob Dornan was and is considered a leading spokesman and advocate for pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage, and conservative causes. He served in the U.S. House from California from 1977 to 1997. It is because of a bill he sponsored, which I helped to craft for him, that no abortions have been allowed in the military from 1979 even to this day.

"Bob Dornan had an illustrious career as an Air Force jet pilot, a fearless Congressman and as an award-winning TV talk show host and radio program host. He has been married for 60 years, and has 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren," Delegate Marshall said.

Delegate Bob Marshall is running in the Republican "Firehouse Primary" being held on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at just ten polling locations throughout the 10th Congressional District of Virginia, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. 

For more information, visit or call Delegate Marshall on his cell phone at 571-409-0588.


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Loudoun County School Board Member Bill Fox Endorses Bob Marshall for Congress

Dear Bob -

After carefully reviewing your policy positions and reflecting on your history of leadership and strong conservative values, I am happy to endorse your candidacy for the 10th District House of Representatives in both the primary and general elections.  

Although we may not agree on every point of policy, I feel that you are the only legitimate candidate in the race who takes seriously the conservative values of liberty and limited government. 

Specifically, I strongly support your education platform regarding encouraging and fostering school choice, and your recognition that the Federal Department of Education provides no value added to children and educators, and accordingly should be eliminated or phased out.  

Finally, while I believe that you have been, and will continue to be, a friend to the business community through your strong positions on de-regulation and lower taxes, you also recognize that representing your constituents should mean much more than simply "bringing home the bacon" in the form of special tax breaks or earmarked spending.  

I will lend my enthusiastic support to your candidacy in any way I can, and look forward to your continued conservative leadership.

Bill Fox

Loudoun County School Board Representative, Leesburg District

Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress

Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress.

Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress.

MANASSAS, VA - The Tenth Congressional District is both extensive and diverse.  One important part of the District is comprised of voting precincts in western Prince William County, where conservative voices are both active and involved in the political process.  For that reason, I am thankful that Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors Corey Stewart has endorsed me as the Republican nominee for Congress in the Tenth District.

In backing me, Chairman Stewart notes, “There is only one candidate [Bob Marshall] who has distinguished himself in over two decades in Richmond as a principled and fierce defender of our Virginia and U.S. Constitutions. There is only one candidate who has already successfully represented roughly one third of the people of the Tenth District as their State Delegate in Richmond. And…there is only one candidate who springs to mind as an intellectual warrior who’ll never shrink under the slings and arrows of outrageous Washington liberals.”

Chairman Stewart says that his decision to endorse me for Congress was “an easy one” and then goes on to say in his statement that “…there’s no doubt in my mind that the people of the Tenth District can count on …[Marshall]… as an unflinching advocate of the core values that define us as Republicans: limited government, fiscal discipline, social conservatism and cultural integrity.” 

Chairman Stewart also cited a number of my milestone accomplishments as a legislator in Richmond, noting that, “He [Marshall] authored the Virginia Marriage Amendment. He wrote the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act challenging Obamacare.  He’s a fighter for the rights of Virginians to enjoy privacy in the collection of personal data. He fought against the indefinite detention of citizens as proposed in ill-guided federal legislation. He’s a front row unequivocal pro-life leader.”

I am grateful to Chairman Corey Stewart for his kind words and ask that you will keep his points in mind when you vote in the firehouse primary on Saturday, April 26th


Delegate Mark Berg Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress

Delegate Mark Berg endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress.

Delegate Mark Berg endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress.

RICHMOND, VA – I am very pleased to announce that Delegate Mark Berg, M.D., recently elected to the Virginia legislature from the 29th District, has endorsed me for the Republican Party nomination to succeed Frank Wolf as Congressman for the Tenth Congressional District.

In his endorsement, Delegate Berg states, "Bob Marshall is truly a statesman for our time in the noble tradition of our Founding Fathers, a stalwart supporter of Constitutional principles, individual liberty, and limited government. One of Bob Marshall's top priorities if elected to Congress would be to defund and dismantle Obamacare." Delegate Berg adds that “This is not just a hopeful wish of Bob's. It is something he will fight for tooth and nail. I have seen this passion and persistence in Bob Marshall in the hundreds of bills he has sponsored or pushed since he has been in the House of Delegates.

I believe that, in his endorsement, Delegate Berg very accurately sums up my entire approach as a legislator when he says, "Bob Marshall looks at every issue concerning Virginians in the light of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He has been a powerfully effective member of the House of Delegates. Virginians need Bob Marshall's tenacity and expertise in the U.S. Congress." I am grateful for the support of my colleague Mark Berg. For more than two decades, Mark worked as a physician, and, in recent years, saw the detrimental impact that Obamacare is having on the U.S. medical system. Indeed the defunding of this bad law will be a priority of mine once elected to Congress.

That’s only one of the reasons I’m running in the April 26 "firehouse primary" to obtain the GOP nomination for the seat vacated by Congressman Frank Wolf in the Tenth Congressional District. Voters can get more information at or by calling me directly 571.409.0588.

Commit to vote today, attend our Post Debate Dinner this weekend, or donate now to help me win this race.

Thank you!
Delegate Bob Marshall

Delegate Bob Marshall, Candidate for Virginia's 10th Congressional District, Launches New Website


Contact: Bob Marshall 571-409-0588

Delegate Bob Marshall, a candidate for the U.S. Congress to fill the Tenth Congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Frank Wolf, today announced the launching of a new website,

“The voters of the Tenth Congressional District have a right to know where I (and all the other candidates) stand on important issues.  I hope voters will read my positions which are very straightforward.  We will be adding other issues as the campaign progresses,” Marshall said.

Anyone can call candidate Bob Marshall on his cell phone, 571-409-0588.  “I’ve been accessible to my constituents since my first election in 1991 and I intend to keep it that way if the people choose me to be their voice in Congress,” Marshall emphasized.

Bob Marshall is running in the Republican “Firehouse Primary” which will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 10am to 3pm at ten polling locations across the Tenth Congressional District which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties, and all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester.  To find out where to vote, go to along with social media assets at

The Winchester Star: Editorial Supporting Del. Marshall's Candidacy

The Winchester Star

Posted: February 19, 2014

By Franklin Fogle

“Working side by side with Congressman Frank Wolf to restore and advance our prosperity,” those flashy mailers from Del. Barbara Comstock say precisely that, and picture her, the “Senior Aide to Rep. Frank Wolf,” standing by Wolf’s side. Comstock’s vying to become Wolf’s successor, and the early circulation of her mailers indicates money’s no problem, and her confidence is high. But allow me to suggest that voters in the 10th District deserve a fair contest basted with honesty — and it’s not adding up as such.

On Jan. 28, in an unprecedented move three months prior to our April 26 “firehouse” primary, state GOP Chairman Pat Mullins, declared Comstock the victor on official party letterhead: “You're going to make us all proud in Washington! Go get ’em.”

Mullins doesn’t live in our district, yet referred to Wolf in the possessive sense as “my Congressman,” which made it clear: Candidates challenging Comstock thwart the will of “his” GOP establishment, and he’s chosen the “Senior Aide to Rep. Frank Wolf” to expand Wolf’s moderate voting legacy. This writer cries “Foul!” and avows we deserve far better than a stacked deck to ensure that another moderate represents the 10th.

“Moderate” sounds innocuous at first blush, but many Republicans don’t realize the depth of Wolf’s betrayal of conservatism and fiscal responsibility. We’ll get to that shortly, but the habitual abuse of conservative principles begins with “I’m a conservative, but . . .” Comstock’s mailers call her “A Common Sense Conservative,” which means “I’m a conservative, but . . .” She’s already begun capitulating to attract liberal voters with her over-the-counter birth control endorsement. As the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) applauded her stance, this writer sought expert advice for a second opinion.

From The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “The annual health assessment (“yearly exam”) is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems,” etc. Should over-the-counter contraceptives become available, many women will risk their health by foregoing annual exams, which is the required standard for renewing prescriptions followed by responsible physicians.

Regarding abortion, “NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia” asked supporters to send Del. Comstock “a letter of thanks” for joining 30 Democrats in her vote against the amendment to HB 1900 that stripped the state medical exchange created under ObamaCare of insurance coverage for abortion. Yet, she claims she’s pro-life.

Perhaps the “Senior Aide to Rep. Frank Wolf” was well schooled in duplicity by Wolf himself. Covering Wolf’s egregious “moderate” voting record would take forever, but this severely cropped version illustrates why a “moderate (pro-choice?)” Comstock would make things worse:

Mr. Wolf joined the Democrat majority in supporting “The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” which killed more than 200 jobs at the GE plant here in Winchester, and closed every GE bulb plant in the country. Thousands of jobs went to Mexico, Hungary, and China.

From Mr. Wolf’s web site: “Congressman Wolf has long been recognized for his efforts to improve transportation in Northern Virginia over the last 32 years. He worked to obtain full funding for the 103-mile Metro rail system.” An odd thing to brag about: Metro was granted $3 billion in federal funding through 2020, but it’s still bankrupt and hemorrhaging money — and begging Congress for an additional $6 billion in taxpayer cash (Comstock’s mailer, which boasts of her “working side by side” with Mr. Wolf, says she’s proud to have written laws for Phase 2 of Dulles Rail).

The 2011 “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” bound candidates seeking public office to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses” and “oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.” Wolf delivered a heated speech on the House floor condemning the pledge, and was one of only six House Republicans refusing to sign.

Mr. Wolf cast 40-plus symbolic votes to repeal ObamaCare, but when it came time came for the real deal, he refused to support HR 2682, “The Defund ObamaCare Act of 2013,” although state Reps. Goodlatte, Hurt, Wittman, Rigell, and Forbes signed on.

In the Ryan/Murray budget deal of 2013, Wolf joined 163 Democrats voting “Yea” for spending $71 billion now, increasing our deficit for three more years, raiding federal trust funds, eliminating existing spending cuts, and pretending to save money in 2022. That legislation reduced retirement benefits of current military members and retirees with 20 years or more of service, but spared current federal employees (e.g., the IRS) from any changes.

Finally, the 2014 debt-ceiling increase: Though our national debt’s more than $17 trillion, 28 House Republicans joined 193 Democrats in voting to increase our debt ceiling without any provisions to cut spending. You guessed it: “Moderate” Wolf was one of those 28.

There’s no educational value in the second kick of a mule, nor in electing Comstock, “Senior Aide to Rep. Frank Wolf,” to expand his “moderate” legacy. Complaining without offering solutions is pointless, so after researching the 23-year career of Del. Bob Marshall, yours truly could not find one occasion when he voted for a tax increase. Not one. What I did find was an honest man with a 23-year conservative voting record, and therefore, I’m supporting Bob Marshall for Congress.

Franklin Fogle is a resident of Frederick County.

Delegate Bob Marshall Enters 10th District Race

By Joe Beck

A veteran member of the House of Delegates is joining the race for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 10th District.

Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, vowed to continue championing the same conservative causes that have marked his 22 years in the General Assembly.

Marshall, 69, showed in an interview Friday that he wouldn't hesitate to criticize Speaker of the House John Boehner for going too easy on President Obama.

"If I were there, Obama would be clawing for every inch of progress he wants to make," Marshall said, adding, "Republicans are just rolling with it."


Read the full article here.

Delegate Bob Marshall Author of the 2006 voter approved one man, one woman Virginia Constitutional Marriage Amendment Denounces Judge Wright-Allen's Court Decision


Contact: Delegate Bob Marshall 703-853-4213 or 571-409-0588

MANASSAS, VA -The decision issued by federal district Judge Wright-Allen appropriately issued in the cover of darkness is a syllabus of errors, a compendium of ineptitude, and a farce claiming authority.  Legislating through the Courts against the will of the people is lawless disregard for our representative form of government.

Federal Judge Arenda Wright-Allens's decision:

  1. Confuses the Declaration of Independence with the United States Constitution (Page 2).  Judge Wright-Allen took an oath to uphold the Constitution and yet she seems to be unable to even identify it; 
  2. Vests the judge's opinion with more social and legal importance than that of the 1.329 million voters who approved the Marshall-Newman Marriage Amendment;
  3. Makes no clear definition of Marriage, though Judge Wright-Allen makes claims about it; 
  4. Provides no legal distinctions or reasoning why her version of "marriage" must be limited to only two persons;
  5. Rules that denying marriage to homosexuals is the same as denying interracial marriage.  Therefore race is equivalent to sexual behavior;
  6. Equates the centuries long struggles of Americans of African descent in this country with the life shortening and health compromising behaviors associated with the LGBT lifestyle;
  7. Tries to equate segregationist practices previously prevalent in Virginia providing for separate accommodations for hotels, restaurants and water fountains, denial of voting or educational opportunities are equivalent to the experiences of the modern LGBT community.
  8. Clearly misreads the Loving vs. Virginia Supreme Court decision which affirms the possible procreative aspect of marriage that is only between a man and a woman;
  9. Cites the Fourteenth Amendment as justification for striking down Virginia's Marriage Amendment even though at the time of its ratification sodomy was illegal in all but five states;
  10.  Fails to explain how homosexual activity can be a predicate for so-called same sex marriage, but can disqualify such participants from donating blood;
  11.  Has pretentions to know more about marriage than Moses and Christ;
  12.  Assumes that anyone who disagrees with her is motivated solely by hate and visceral animus of the LGBT community;

Judge Wright-Allen clearly lacks judicial temperament, has absolutely no sense of judicial restraint, exhibits signs of deracinated thinking and should be impeached.

The natural marriage relationship of man and woman predates all religions.  

We recognize the importance of respecting nature when it comes to eating healthy food, drinking pure water, and protecting the natural environment for future generations.   The natural design for the continuance of the human race is dependent upon the different natural attributes of males and females to have children.    

Same sex "marriage" discriminates against children by denying them either a mother or a father.  History is replete with evidence of the harm done to children by absent fathers.  Even the United Nations warns that children should not be separated from their mothers at an early age.  Do we really want our children to be taught either in school or by the society at large that there is no difference between heterosexual marriage and homosexual "marriage?" 

Same sex "marriage" upends thousands of years of societal disapproval of certain sexual behavior and contradicts moral teachings of major religions sanctions against homosexual activity.  To imply that one state Judge is smarter than the foundations of humanity is extreme hubris. 

Equality of persons is not the same as equality of behavior.  While there is no place in society for disrespect for any human being based on their sexual orientation, this does not mean that the state must condone or promote sexual behavior that impairs people with serious illnesses and burdens our health care system.    

By basing her decision on a prior reversal of unjust laws which prohibited interracial marriage, Judge Allen asserts that homosexual "marriage" is based on civil rights.  If this reasoning is upheld, then our children will be taught in school that they are guilty of illegal discrimination if they oppose homosexual "marriage" and that there is no difference between homosexual and heterosexual marriage, that any church which denies a marriage ceremony or a business which declines to provide services to a same-sex wedding celebration is guilty of illegal discrimination.  This is already occurring in states where same-sex "marriage" has been legalized. 

Adoption agencies, public or private, will be forced to place children for adoption with homosexual couples and refusal will amount to illegal discrimination.  This will likely result in church based adoption agencies being forced to stop doing adoption work thereby leaving hundreds of thousands of children with fewer options. Churches have assisted with adoptions for thousands of years and to force them to comply with this agenda of "tolerance" to the detriment of innumerable children is unconscionable.

If homosexuals can marry whoever they love, then it follows that bi-sexuals should be legally allowed to marry two people, polygamists should marry several, and pedophiles should marry children. There is no logical line to draw once marriage as we have known it from the beginning of time is abolished. 

Judge Allen's decision does not benefit society and does not uphold the common good.  This movement is not about the common good or even about tolerance but about forced submission to a world view which violates the deeply held values of many Virginians. 

God loves all His children regardless of the attractions they may experience.  We do not judge hearts. Thankfully God reserves that role to himself.  But we must measure and judge actions to benefit the common good. And we who are chosen by the people to represent their interests passed a Virginia Constitutional Amendment upholding one-man, one-woman marriage and over 1.3 million voters approved it.  Legislating through the Courts against the will of Virginians is lawless disregard for our representative form of government.

Conservative Bob Marshall Enters Virginia 10th District Congressional Campaign

By CHQ Staff | 2/13/14

Conservative firebrand Delegate Bob Marshall of Prince William County has entered the crowded Republican primary field in Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District. With Marshall in the race the campaign to replace retiring Virginia Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10) has become another battle between a boat rocking conservative and an establishment Republican with backing from the discredited Bush and Romney wing of the GOP.

And Marshall lost no time in defining it in pretty much those terms.

Marshall said Wednesday in an interview with Ben Pershing and Michael Laris of The Washington Post that his chief opponent, Del. Barbara Comstock of Fairfax, has failed to push conservative legislation in a host of crucial areas.

“Nothing on marriage, nothing on protecting the right to life, nothing on the Second Amendment,” Marshall said in an interview with Pershing and Laris. “I’m aggressive on those things. There’s a difference between someone who leads on these things and someone who just votes on them.”

Marshall went straight at the Republican establishment in his interview with The Washington Post’s reporters saying that it’s time for him to move from being a Richmond legislator to being one in Washington, where he can take on President Obama more aggressively than House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has, particularly on Obama’s use of executive actions to make changes to the Affordable Care Act.

“What has Boehner done to stop it? If he’s done something, he’s done it in the closet. I can’t see it. This is destroying representative government,” Marshall told the Post reporters.


Read the full article at CHQ.

Del. Bob Marshall Enters 10th Congressional Race Constitutional Conservative with 22 Years of General Assembly Experience

MANASSAS, VA - Media may contact Delegate Bob Marshall (571) 409 0588 - “After prayerful consideration and a lot of positive outreach from family, friends, and supporters, I am hereby announcing that I am running for Congress in the 10th Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”  

Delegate Bob Marshall announced, “I believe I have a record that has served Virginians well, the ability to win in November, and the fortitude to make a difference in Washington in the years to come.”

Delegate Bob Marshall has won 12 general elections (and one primary election) to the Virginia General Assembly from Prince William and Loudoun counties and has fought for the people of Virginia, the Constitution, and our freedom.  In 22 years of service, Marshall hasn’t voted for a single tax increase.

Marshall successfully sued Democrat Governor Tim Kaine in 2007 which blocked 14 unconstitutional taxes from crushing Virginia tax payers.  He authored the Health Care Freedom Act to challenge Obamacare, wrote the Partial Birth Abortion ban law and the One-Man, One-Woman Constitutional Amendment which was overwhelmingly ratified by Virginians at the polls in 2006.  

Marshall has secured support for his legislation from groups across the political spectrum to:

  1. Protect personal data on driver’s licenses (HB 1587, 2009); 
  2. Prohibit Virginia from aiding the federal government in the arrest, detention without trial or legal counsel of individuals merely suspected of anti-government activities (HB 1160, 2012);
  3. Require a search warrant for police monitoring live GPS tracking by cell phones, or other electronic devices (HB 17, 2014, passed House of Delegates).   

Most recently, Marshall has taken on Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring, who has broken his oath to defend the laws of Virginia.  Marshall recently secured signatures from 52 of his republican and democrat colleagues to ask Gov. McAuliffe to appoint legal counsel to defend the 2006 voter approved Marriage Amendment.

America is facing the most serious financial, moral and leadership crisis since our Civil War.   Bob Marshall understands Congress and its rules of procedure, and (perhaps most importantly) he knows what it takes to move legislation, to achieve results, and to lead.  Marshall pledged, “In Washington:

  • I will not vote to increase taxes. 
  • I will be on the front lines to defund and dismantle Obamacare to protect families, businesses, the economy and health care. 
  • I will vote to block all new or expanded federal entitlement programs to reduce the federal debt. 
  • I will oppose the creation or maintenance of a police surveillance state to spy on us, and will work to make federal agencies focus on terrorists, not citizens. 
  • I will promote domestic energy production to free us from our current, unnecessary dependence on foreign oil. 
  • I will be a tireless fighter for our constitutional rights including life, liberty, and private property.
  • I will oppose the executive assault on congressional powers.

“I know that our rights come from the hand of our Creator, that government receives its power from the people through their elected representatives, the purpose of government is to protect these rights, and government leaders must be servants, not masters.

“Experience shows that the means best able to secure these rights are the institutions of private property and limited government with elected officials who answer to and are held accountable to the public.”

Marshall has represented about one-third of the current 10th Congressional District at one time or another (Loudoun and Prince William).  Most recently, he won a district that went for President Obama by a margin of 11.4%.  He has a proven track record of winning elections in tough districts against well-funded opponents.

A Republican “Fire House Primary” will be held on Saturday, April 26 with ten polling locations throughout the 10th CD, run by the Republican Party, not the state.  

Bob Marshall jumps into crowded GOP race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress

By Ben Pershing and Michael LarisPublished: February 12

Del. Robert G. Marshall is jumping into the Republican race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R), adding a prominent conservative name to a crowded Northern Virginia field.

Marshall is at least the seventh GOP candidate for Wolf’s district, a battleground seat which stretches from McLean to the West Virginia border and also dives south to take in a portion of Prince William County. Del. Barbara Comstock (Fairfax), a proven fundraiser with the backing of many figures in the Republican establishment, appears to be the front-runner.

Marshall, who represents Prince William, joins several candidates now angling to portray themselves as the best conservative alternative to Comstock. He has served in the General Assembly since 1992, making his name as a vocal opponent of abortion and gay rights, among other issues.

Marshall said Wednesday that Comstock has failed to push conservative legislation in a host of crucial areas.

“Nothing on marriage, nothing on protecting the right to life, nothing on the Second Amendment,” Marshall said in an interview. “I’m aggressive on those things. There’s a difference between someone who leads on these things and someone who just votes on them.”


Read the full article at the Washington Post.