Va. Rep. Scott Eyeing Possible Senate Bid

March 26, 2011

Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott says he may be ready to move to the Senate after 19 years in Washington.

Virginia's first - and only - black U.S. House member in the modern era said in an Associated Press telephone interview he will decide by July whether to seek the seat Democratic Sen. Jim Webb plans to vacate next year.

Scott said he's frustrated with the partisanship in a Republican House and a Democratic minority that has little say there.

He said the Senate offers more opportunity to address issues such as a deeply unbalanced federal budget that says Republicans would worsen with deep tax cuts for the rich.

Scott says hasn't focused much the Senate vacancy. Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine is also interested in running.

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