W. Brad Blanton (I)

Age: 64

Residence: Page County.

Education: BA, psychology, philosophy and anthropology, and PhD, psychology, University of Texas.

Occupation: Chief executive, Radical Honesty Enterprises Inc.

Elected offices/civic activities: Participated in civil rights movement, anti-Vietnam War movement, campaign finance reform movement.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Campaign finance reform. The rich people screw the poor people in District 7 just like they do in the rest of the country."

Why should voters elect you?

"Because I am honest. I am against the war on Iraq. I am a psychotherapist and author, and the country needs my services."

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Eric I. Cantor (R)*

Age: 41

Residence: Richmond.

Education: BA, political science, George Washington University; MS, real estate, Columbia University; JD, College of William and Mary.

Occupation: Congressman.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present; member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1992-2000; member, Western Henrico Rotary; member, Fraternal Lodge No. 53 AF and AM; board of trustees member, Virginia Holocaust Museum.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Securing our country's economic and national security is the top issue for most Virginians. Our country's economic security depends on lower taxes, less regulation and greater opportunities for the American people and small-business owners. Maintaining a strong military will help America win the war on terror and thwart future terrorist attacks at home and abroad."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will continue to be a strong advocate for a strong national defense, lower taxes and more affordable health care and prescription drugs."

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