May 29, 2014
RICHMOND, Virginia — Virginia Democrats in the 5th Congressional District are set to pick a candidate to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt.
Democrats are hosting a convention scheduled Saturday at Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra to pick between Lawrence Gaughan and Ben Hudson.
Gaughan in an actor who said he recently had a role playing a Secret Service agent in the HBO series "VEEP." Hudson is a middle school teacher.
The winner will face Hurt, a Republican who was first elected in 2010 and easily won re-election in 2012. He did not face a primary challenger.
The 5th District stretches through central Virginia nearly the entire length of the state.
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