Bruce Shuttleworth withdraws from Virginia 8th District congressional race

(WJLA) - A third candidate in the running for the congressional seat in Virginia's 8th District has withdrawn from the race.

Bruce Shuttleworth, a former Navy Pilot, announced he was ending his campaign Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

Shuttleworth exits just days after Del. Charniele Herring withdrew her bid from the race last week.

There are now seven candidates vying for the seat of retiring Sen. Jim Moran (D-8th).

Read more at the Washington Post.

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