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Posted at 4:46 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Hurt, Griffith formally resign from General Assembly to join Congress

By Rosalind S. Helderman
Rosalind S. Helderman

State Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Pittsylvania) and House Majority Leader Del. H. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) have both submitted their formal letters of resignation from the General Assembly, a spokeswoman for the governor said.

Hurt and Griffith were both elected to Congress in this month's election. Their letters to Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) arrived Monday, timed to coincide with the formal certification of their victories by the State Board of Elections, said McDonnell spokeswoman Stacey Johnson.

Johnson said the letters both indicate that the men's resignations will become effective on Jan. 5, the day they are sworn in to Congress.

McDonnell also Monday formally issued the paperwork to call special elections to fill their seats on Jan. 11. The deadline for candidates is noon on Nov. 24.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | November 22, 2010; 4:46 PM ET
Categories:  Morgan Griffith, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt, Rosalind Helderman  
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