Rep. Hurt opens first campaign office for re-election in Danville

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.

He opened four more offices throughout the fifth district in Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Warrenton. 

Hurt is running against Democrat John Douglass.

Through redistricting, the fifth district now covers nearly three Northern Virginia Counties.