On Jan. 15, 11-term U.S. Rep. Jim Moran announced he would be retiring from Congress, setting off a flurry of political interest as to who would succeed him.
At present, seven candidates are running in the Democratic primary, being held June 10. They include a former lieutenant governor and U.S. ambassador, a mayor, a state senator, a Virginia House delegate and a host of other politicians. Geoff Skelley of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics helps us break down who’s running and where they are coming from. —Carten Cordell