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Senator Black Officially Launches Campaign For Virginia's 10th Congressional District

Black is the only major candidate with a genuine conservative record and military experience

ASHBURN, Va., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Virginia State Senator Richard H. Black officially launched his campaign for Congress in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

"I launch this campaign at a critical juncture in our nation's history," Black said. "National debt is unsustainable, our economy is in crisis, our foreign policy is undefined, and Obamacare is crushing hard working families across America. I am running for Congress because I believe we need to bring solid conservative principles to Washington. I will fight to restore this great nation."

As a member of the Virginia legislature, Black has authored several major initiatives resulting in major transportation improvements. He has also been a strong defender of the Second Amendment and is the author of Virginia's Parental Notification Law.  As a former Delegate and current Senator, Dick Black has voted against every tax increase since he has held office. He has represented roughly half of the boundary of the 10th Congressional District during his years in Virginia's House and Senate.

Black pledged to fight Obamacare and the overly burdensome regulations that are crushing families across the nation. He opposes Medicaid expansion, in Virginia. 

Black supports a muscular industrial energy policy which encourages the production of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear power. "We must end the manipulation of subsidies and let free market principles determine what works best," he said.

Black also supports building the Keystone pipeline, encouraging the export of US coal, natural gas and petroleum, fighting regulations that strangle the US economy, and restraining the EPA from its war on domestic business.

The former head of the Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, Colonel Black has extensive military experience. He received the Purple Heart Medal for being wounded in battle. As a Marine officer in Vietnam, he fought in bitter ground battles and flew 269 helicopter combat missions. After Vietnam, he put himself through law school and then joined the Army as a JAG officer. He has over 30 years of combined military experience and believes America is involved in too many wars.

"For too long, our soldiers have been led by an administration that lacks conviction or a clear foreign policy," Black said. "We must begin bringing our troops home, and establish a more rational foreign policy."

Contact: Senator Richard H. Black: (804) 698-7513; (703) 406-2951, [email protected]

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