GOP congressional hopeful Dave Brat has named his new senior campaign staff. Phil Rapp will be Bratt’s new campaign manager. He worked as a volunteer coordinator leading up to the June 10th GOP primary for the Seventh Congressional District, which includes Louisa and Orange. Tim Edson will serve as a consultant. Edson previously worked for Florida Republican Congressman Allen West.
Other celebrity notables include Taylor Swift, Shakira and Ellen DeGeneres.
The "Atonement" star has reportedly welcomed her first child.
The Albemarle Republicans have nominated two new candidates for their slate in county races.
Frank Hall, who served for more than 30 years in the House of Delegates, has died.