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Habeeb to run for Griffith’s seat

Republicans have wasted little time throwing hats into rings after GOP state legislators were elected to Congress last week.

Roanoke lawyer Greg Habeeb announces today he will run for the House of Delegates seat to be vacated by Rep.-elect Morgan Griffith, the current House majority leader. Rocky Mount lawyer Bill Stanley was even quicker on the draw, announcing his bid for the state Senate seat of newly elected Rep. Robert Hurt just two days after the election.

No one has emerged yet from the Democratic camps. “We have a number of prospective candidates we are talking to about Griffith’s seat,” said Brian Lang, chair of the Roanoke County Democratic Committee.

Stanley chairs the GOP’s 5th District Committee. Habeeb is the former chair of the Salem Republican Committee.

By Peter Vieth

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