Jim posted at Deo Vindice this week that he was resigning as 1st District Chairman. He wrote:
I resign because I am seriously considering running as a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representatives, First District Virginia.Jim is a friend, a mentor, and someone I greatly respect. He would serve the people of the 1st District well as their representative in D.C.
Bacon's Rebellion has some reflective thoughts here.