Republican nominee Rob Wittman drops out of Virginia governor’s race

Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 17:22:24-05

One of the Republican nominees running to be Virginia’s next Governor has dropped out, according to the Washington Post.

Rob Wittman is a currently a U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district, which includes areas in Hampton Roads up towards the Fredericksburg area.

The congressman has served since a special election in 2007.

The Washington Post said Wittman stated he would stay on Capitol Hill in order to keep focusing on national security and military jobs in Virginia.

There are now three Republicans up for the party’s nomination, Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, and Sen. Frank Wagner.