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Originally published: 2014-01-14 18:26:53
Last modified: 2014-01-14 18:27:39

Foxx to seek sixth term in Congress

by Staff Reports

Virginia Foxx announced her plans to run for re-election in North Carolina's Fifth Congressional District on Monday.

The Republican is currently serving her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"There is no place I'd rather live and represent in Congress than North Carolina's Fifth District," Foxx said in a statement. "The trust that the people of the Fifth District have placed in me is humbling, and I am energized and dedicated to working hard to find common-sense solutions to the challenges facing North Carolinians."

Foxx has ranked among the most conservative members of Congress in lists developed by the National Journal magazine and the American Conservative Union, according to her office.

Foxx's name was frequently among those listed by polls earlier this year as possible contenders for Democrat Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate seat, but in August Foxx released a statement noting that she would not enter the Senate race.

North Carolina's Fifth Congressional District includes all of Alexander, Ashe, Alleghany, Davie, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties, as well as parts of Catawba, Davidson, Forsyth, Iredell and Rowan counties.