Rep. Tom Garrett

U.S. Congressman Tom Garrett made the surprising announcement earlier today during a live interview that he will seek re-election this year. The Republican also says the big scoop is that he’s going to win. More from WLNI’s Ian Price:

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Here’s the question and follow-up to Garrett’s announcement during a live interview on WFIR radio in Roanoke:

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At least four Democrats have announced their candidacy to challenge Garrett in November. Virginia’s 5th Congressional District covers a wide area from the North Carolina border through much of central Virginia to well north of Charlottesville.

Garrett is holding a telephone town hall meeting this evening. Click here for information on how to participate.