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Congressman Randy Forbes to run for the House of Representatives Second District seat

Posted at 9:55 AM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 09:49:43-05

Congressman J. Randy Forbes may be looking to switch districts in Congress.

Congressman Forbes made an announcement Monday afternoon that he will be running for the House of Representatives Second District seat, vacated by Scott Rigell.

Forbes has represented the Fourth District since 2001.

The Second District includes Virginia Beach, parts of Norfolk and Hampton and all of Accomack and Northhampton counties on the eastern shore.

Back in January,  Congressman Scott Rigell announced that he is not running for re-election. Congressman Rigell is leaving after six years representing the Second District.

We expect for Forbes to make the announcement this afternoon.  NewsChannel 3 is following this story. Look for updates online and on NewsChannel 3 at 4 p.m.