In Virginia’s First Congressional District: Rep. Rob Wittman setting himself up to run for VA Governor in 2021

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st Cong District, is endorsing former state delegate Richard Anderson for chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

Virginia Republicans will elect a state party chairman for a four-year term in
May 2020 at the Republican Quadrennial State Convention on May 1 and 2
in Lynchburg.

So far, current RPV Chairman Jack Wilson is vying for reelection against Anderson and Michael Schoelwer, chairman of the Lancaster County GOP Committee. Lancaster is a county of about 11,000 people on Virginia’s Northern Neck. Schoelwer announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 15.


THE FIX IS IN. Here’s the deal:

  •  Wittman will be re-elected to Congress in Nov 2020
  •  Wittman will resign from Congress in Feb-Mar 2021 and announce his run for governor
  •  Virginia Republicans will nominate  Wittman at a convention as their gubernatorial candidate (election in Nov 2021).
  • Special election in VA-01 to replace Wittman — Margaret Ransone (HOD 99) will be the Republican candidate.