Corey Stewart Won't Run for Congress
Stewart, a Republican who was reelected last week with 55 percent of the vote, has been widely mentioned as a possible U.S. House candidate in the 11th District if Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Fairfax) decides not to seek reelection.
But Stewart said in an interview he has "never liked legislatures" and prefers being board chairman.
"The thought of being one of 435 people isn't appealing," Stewart said today. "Congress isn't all it's cracked up to be. You've got to run every two years, you are constantly campaigning."
Stewart, who led Prince William's crackdown on illegal immigration, has emerged as a leading critic of the Virginia Republican Party. In a Washington Post article published Sunday, Stewart said the state party is "in shambles and frankly deserves to be."
"I think it is time for a change in direction of the party," Stewart said in the Post article.
When asked if he would consider a run for governor or lieutenant governor in 2009, Stewart said: "I never want to close any doors and we will see what happens."
"I just want to relax and think about what I want to do," Stewart said today. "We still have a lot to do in Prince William."
November 12, 2007; 1:25 PM ET
Categories: Election 2008/Congress , Election 2009 , General Assembly 2008 , Immigration , Tim Craig
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