Two-time congressional candidate Keith Fimian has launched a political action committee to help Virginia Republicans, seeking to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid “pro-growth candidates.”

Fimian, the founder of the Chantilly-based home inspection company US Inspect, lost races for the 11th congressional district to Gerald Connolly (D) in both 2008 and 2010, falling short in the latter contest by fewer than 1,000 votes. Fimian hasn’t officially ruled out a third try but appears unlikely to run, while retired Army Col. Chris Perkins (R) has already begun a campaign to unseat Connolly.

Fimian recently launched the Growth, Opportunity & Prosperity Fund, which aims “to elect pro-business candidates dedicated to keeping Virginia a great state for business by building a vibrant economy in every corner of the Commonwealth.”

The committee had raised at least $235,000 through Sept. 30, according to numbers posted by the Virginia Public Access Project. That total includes $50,000 donations from Sydney E. Albrittain of Dittmar Construction Co. in Vienna and Richard L. Sharp of Henrico-based V-Ten Capital Partners.

The fund’s full list of receipts and donations to candidates is due Oct. 17.