AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — With Congressman Bob Goodlatte's announcement that he will not be running for re-election next year, several politicians have come forward announcing their campaigns for his seat.
WHSV spoke with Republican Delegate Ben Cline who said that he grateful for everything that Goodlatte has done over the years and wishes him well moving forward.
Cline said that he is running because Congress needs people who can go in there and get things done. He said that his career speaks for itself and that his campaign is about the future.
"I've proven of the course of my tenure in the House of Delegates that I can deliver a conservative agenda and get it accomplished," said Cline. "And I hope to do that in Washington."
Cline said it is important the seat stays Republican so it can best represent the people living in Virginia's Sixth Congressional District.
"For the most part residents of the 6th District are conservative," said Cline. "Common sense conservatives need someone who represents their values and I've shared the conservative caucus for several years."
Republican National Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar has also announced her campaign for the congressman's seat.