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2 Former Special Forces Run for GOP Nomination in Va.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Two former special forces soldiers in Virginia are competing against each other for the Republican nomination in a deeply split congressional district.
           
Nick Freitas, a former Army Green Beret, announced Monday he’s running to be the GOP nomination in a Richmond-area district currently held by freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger.
           
Freitas recently mounted a successful reelection campaign for his state House of Delegates seat after he failed to get on the ballot because he did not submit campaign paperwork on time.
           
John McGuire, a former Navy SEAL who is also a member of the state House, announced his congressional bid last month.
           
Both men have criticized Spanberger, a former CIA officer, for backing the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
           
The district was reliably Republican until Trump’s election.

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