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.”

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