Republican lawyer announces candidacy for Webb’s Senate seat

The interest in Jim Webb’s Senate seat is growing. Democrats haven’t named an official candidate yet (although names mentioned so far include former Governor Tim Kaine and former Congressman Tom Perriello). However, Republican David McCormick, a Hampton Roads lawyer, announced today that he intends to throw his hat into the race. McCormick, reports the Washington Post, chose to announce his candidacy on George Washington’s birthday.

According to his website, McCormick received a business degree from Baylor University, a Master’s degree in Business and Human Resources from Amber University and a law degree from Regent University Law School. (Notable alum: Republican Governor Bob McDonnell.) His website reports that he volunteered for several Republican campaigns and served on the Finance Committee and City Committee for the Republican Party of Virginia Beach.

Just like Republican contender George Allen, McCormick announced his candidacy with a video. "I plan to make a difference in Washington by four time-honored values," says McCormick. "Honesty, efficiency, accountability and thriftiness." (That’s "HEAT.") If elected, says McCormick, "I will bring the heat and turn up the heat in Washington." In addition to Allen, McCormick will campaign against Jamie Radtke, chairwoman for the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots.

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