It's official. Chris Saxman confirmed that he is withdrawing from his race for re-election and will pursue other interest (whatever that really means). While this changes things a bit, it is no secret that this district is a solid Republican district. That's not to say that it's totally impossible for Erik Curren to pull off the shocker of the cycle.
Chris Saxman's announcement that he will not seek re-election is a shocking and as baffling as Sarah Palin's decision. The difference her is he has served eight years in state elected office and is not resigning before the end of his term. But still, his reasons for getting out are odd. We will have to see who the GOP gets to run in his place. The Virginia GOP bench is starting to look more and more sparse.