The elections aren't until fall, but Congressman Robert Hurt says it's never too early to start campaigning.
Monday morning Hurt officially kicked off his re-election campaign by opening up a headquarters in Danville.
Hurt says he's focusing his campaign on repealing "Obamacare," attracting new businesses to Southern Virginia, and new energy resources.
He's confident he won't have the same one- term outcome as his predecessor, Tom Perriello, because of his campaign message two years ago.
"I think competition is good, it's important because it crystallizes those issues, I think it's wonderful that the people of the fifth district will have choices on November sixth and I know who I'm voting for," Hurt said.
Hurt is running against Democrat John Douglass.
Through redistricting, the fifth district now covers nearly three Northern Virginia Counties.