• Forbes Upset in Virginia Primary

    Forbes Upset in Virginia Primary0

    Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee who championed the Navy and the military presence in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region, lost his Republican primary Tuesday after switching to a neighboring district. Forbes, first elected to Congress in 2001, ran in the 2nd District after court-mandated redistricting made his current 4th District seat more Democratic. On the campaign trail, Forbes argued his influence as chairman of the House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee could increase federal spending in Hampton Roads and protect the cluster of military installations there …