Tim Kaine defeats George Allen for U.S. Senate in Virginia

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Lawmakers protest change in logo

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USS Essex sidelined by equipment failure

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GOP to pass bill to affirm 'In God We Trust'

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NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Local officials in the Norfolk, Va., area say they are considering suing the federal government to try to stop the shutdown of Joint Forces Command.

Lawmakers push for shipbuilding plan

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Obama to scrutinize budget entitlements

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Va. Rep. wants annual religion week

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President Bush arrives in Richmond

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Hastert to lead Normandy delegation

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Tuesday he will lead a congressional delegation to pay tribute on the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Democrats pick nominee in Va.'s 4th C.D.

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Randy Forbes
Former Virginia Lt. Gov. John Hager, left, along with Virginia Congressmen, from right, Randy Forbes, Bobby Scott and Eric Cantor, attend U.S. President George W. Bush's remarks at Berkley Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, on November 19, 2007. Hager's son, Henry, is engaged to be married to Jenna Bush, the President's daughter. (UPI Photo/Bob Brown/POOL)

James Randy Forbes (born February 17, 1952) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 4th congressional district of Virginia (map).

Born in Chesapeake, Virginia, Forbes graduated first in his class from Randolph-Macon College in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977. Forbes worked in private practice for Kaufman & Canoles PC.

Forbes served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1989 to 1997 and the Virginia State Senate from 1997 to 2001. He was also Chair of the Republican Party of Virginia (1996-2001). Forbes was first elected to the House in 2001 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of ten-term Democratic Congressman Norman Sisisky; defeating Democratic State Senator Louise Lucas 52-48%. After the 4th district was reconfigured as part of redistricting, Forbes has since run unopposed by Democrats in 2002 and 2006; in 2004, he faced Jonathan R. Menefee and won with 65% of the vote.

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