Republican Rep. Frank R. Wolf and his Democratic challenger John Flannery in the 10th Congressional District race will speak to several hundred Loudoun County students in separate appearances Monday at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville.
The candidates will speak to about 200 Superior Learning Program students from the county's four high schools. In addition, the Purcellville school invited journalism students and the newspaper staffs from the four schools and some government classes. The 10th District includes Loudoun County.
David Jones, coordinator of the program at Loudoun Valley, said the candidates' visit is billed as a news conference because it is open to all journalism students and newspaper staff members. "The idea is that they will then go back and write up the story for their newspaper before the election," he said.
Wolf's visit is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Flannery's from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Each will have half an hour to speak to the students, and the students will have time for questions.
Wolf declined an invitation to appear at the same time with Flannery and agreed to spend only an hour with the students on Monday. Flannery will spend 1 1/2 hours at the school, Jones said.
The visits will be closed to the public, Jones said.