Bob Good, who is currently on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors as the Sunburst District representative, has announced his candidacy in Virginia's 5th congressional district in the coming days.
Good is also the senior associate athletics director and chief fundraiser for athletics at Liberty University.
Good has announced his candidacy for Virginia's 5th Congressional District, stating the following:
"Denver Riggleman has betrayed the trust of the conservative Republican base that comprises the bulk of the 5th District with his votes against the border wall in favor of increased immigration... ignoring President Trump policy on American jobs for American workers, and even restricting the ability of ICE to do their jobs, just to name a few."
He went on to add "...it's my contention and many others that he has so severely damaged himself within the party that he's made himself unelectable in a general race next November. So I can confirm and will confirm that I responded to the call from the party to give our voters a concerted choice as their nominee and I do plan to formally announce my candidacy soon.”
The expected challenge comes shortly after the Rappahannock County Republican Party in Virginia censured Riggleman accusing the freshman GOP congressman of “abandoning party principles” on fiscal spending, foreign policy and immigration.
Good had announced earlier this year that he would not run for re-election to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors in the November election. His term expires at the end of the year.