Andy Schmookler is the Democratic challenger to 6th District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November elections.
Virginia's 6th District covers all or part of Shenandoah, Rockingham, Highland, Augusta, Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke and Amherst Counties. Bob Leweke spoke with Mr. Schmookler, who began by describing why he is running.
Just about every four years since 1908, the students at Washington and Lee have staged a mock convention to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power… and this year that’s the Republicans.
Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen is the expected Republican nominee for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat in November, the same seat he held until his defeat for re-election in 2006. He recently spoke about the issues in this year’s campaign, and about the federal government's role is in creating jobs.