Four candidates have filed in the race to challenge Sen. Mark Warner in the general election. The candidate are:
- Tony DeTora, of Fredericksburg, a policy adviser for a California congressman.
- Shak Hill, of Centreville, a retired Air Force pilot and financial consultant.
- Ed Gillespie, of Alexandria, a communications consultant, former White House aide, and former chairman of the Republican National Committee.
- Chuck Moss, of Nokesville, the owner of a small network consulting business.
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State party Chairman Pat Mullins welcomed the primary candidates in a statement.
"While it's a long way to June, and even further to November, I can say one thing with absolute certainty: each of these four men would be a far better U.S. Senator than Mark Warner, and I look forward to working with our eventual nominee to return Mark Warner to the private sector," Mullins said.
In January, Warner reportedly had $7.1 million in his campaign war chest — placing a significant fundraising hurdle in front of any challenger.
The Democrat also received the endorsement of former U.S. Sen. John Warner, a prominent Virginia Republican.