by Garrett Frisk
A new candidate has entered the Republican primary for Virginia's 2024 U.S. Senate race; Gwen Hickman, an attorney who operates her own law firm, has filed with the FEC and declared her campaign. Hickman describes herself as "an attorney of over 30 years in immigration, injury and criminal defense law" who has "successfully negotiated, mediated and resolved difficult, critical issues for Virginians from diverse backgrounds." She joins a Republican primary that currently includes author Jonathan Emord, financial advisor Eddie Garcia, and Club for Growth vice president Scott Parkinson, the current frontrunner. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is running for re-election; Kaine was most recently re-elected with 57.0% of the vote in 2018. Hickman's campaign website can be found here.