Bob Marshall made it semi-official today:
Del. Bob Marshall, a Prince William Republican and one of the most conservative voices in the House of Delegates, said Thursday that he would run for U.S. Senate this year.Read the rest of Anita Kumar's post at the Washington Post.
Marshall has started to collect signatures to get on the June ballot, and said he will open an account to start raising money soon. But he will wait to issue a formal announcement. “I need to finish a few mechanical steps,’’ he said.
A Marshall v. Allen contest would give Virginia's political junkies something to talk about. Marshall might even give Allen a contest. It would be a classic battle between a grassroots candidate with lots of activist support (Marshall) versus an establishment candidate with lots of skeletons and corporate money (Allen). I hope Marshall goes through with it.