Virginia Republican Rep. [crscore]Robert Hurt[/crscore] is retiring from his seat after three terms in Congress, according to Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
Geoffrey Skelley, the associated editor of of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the center, also confirmed on Twitter that “Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA) is retiring.”
The congressman’s brother, Charlie Hurt, is a columnist for the Washington Times and Sabato says he may run for his sibling’s seat.
Interesting: I’m hearing possible R candidates in VA-5 include Charlie Hurt, Robert’s brother. Also State Sen. Bill Stanley.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) December 22, 2015
A representative from Hurt’s office did not give a comment to the Danville Register and Bee.
Rep. Hurt, a conservative congressman from Chatham, Virginia, serves on the Financial Services Committee.