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Kaine, Warner comment on Robert Hurt retirement

kaine new2U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) released the following statement today on Congressman Robert Hurt’s retirement:

“From his start in local politics on the Chatham Town Council‎ to his tenure in the General Assembly and three terms in Congress, Robert Hurt has made a strong mark on his community. I’m proud of our work across the aisle to help move projects like Commonwealth Crossing Business Center and Berry Hill Mega Park forward, and I’m grateful for his partnership as we continue to fight back against attempts to derail the construction of an embassy security training facility at Fort Pickett.”


mark-warnerU.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) released the following statement on today’s announcement by U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) that he will not seek reelection next year:

“I have respected and enjoyed working alongside Robert Hurt for 13 years.

“When Robert was a state delegate and I served as Virginia governor, we worked together to improve schools and strengthen the economy across Southside.

“Today, as colleagues in Virginia’s congressional delegation, Rep. Hurt has been a strong partner and a reliable advocate for the people of the Fifth District and across Virginia.

“I thank him for his public service and offer my best wishes.”

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