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Wittman Will Face Challengers Oct. 29

Candidates for the 1st Congressional District of Virginia seat Adam Cook (left), Gail Parker (center) and Rep. Rob Wittman (right) will attend at debate at UMW on Oct. 29 (Image: University of Mary Washington)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Popular Republican Congressman Rob Wittman will debate his challengers on Oct. 29.

Democrat Adam Cook and independent Gail Parker have been invited to debate the incumbent congressman at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

Wittman’s congressional district includes Stafford County and portions of Prince William County. He has served in congress since winning a special election in 2007 to replace late congresswoman Jo Ann Davis.

More from the University of Mary Washington:

The University of Mary Washington will host a debate for the candidates in the 1st Congressional District of Virginia race on Monday, Oct. 29. The debate will be held in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The debate will feature Democratic candidate Adam Cook, Independent candidate Gail Parker and Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman, who is seeking his third full term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, will moderate the debate with local journalists as panelists.


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