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VIRGINIA BEACH It appears Representative Scott Rigell (R - 2nd District) will have a challenger.

Paul Hirschbiel is expected to formally announce his campaign on Monday in hopes of representing the Second Congressional district.

Hirschbiel lives in Virginia Beach and is the owner and president of Eden Capital, a Virginia Beach-based consulting and investing firm.

Hirschbiel announced an exploratory committee in July.

Senator Mark Warner will be at the kickoff ceremony to endorse Hirschbiel. According to Hirschbiel's campaign website, he assisted in the planning and implementation of several initiatives from Senator Warner's administration.

The kickoff ceremony will be held Monday afternoon at the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College.

Rep. Rigell's office released a statement Wednesday regarding the news.

'The upcoming congressional election will be about jobs, the economy and excessive federal spending issues that Congressman Scott Rigell has worked very effectively to address. He is a leader and an aggressive advocate in changing Washington, working with both Republicans and Democrats to fix a dysfunctional Congress. He believes deeply in leading by example as he serves and represents our community, and looks forward to sharing his record of job creation and congressional reform throughout this campaign.'


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