Richmond businessman Charlie Diradour will challenge Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th) next year.
Diradour, a Democrat, made the announcement Tuesday with a strongly-worded video targeting Cantor.
In the message, Diradour says that “ideology for ideology’s sake is not what the founders of this country had in mind.”
He also calls out Cantor for using his BlackBerry during President Obama’s speech last week to a Joint Session of Congress.
“I believe my opponent has just demonstrated why he’s a card-carrying member of those who make up the most pampered, out-of-touch and politically rude class of elite Washington politicians in this country’s history,” Diradour says in the video.
This will be his first run for office.