Boyfriend of Alison Parker may run for Congress

Some say that WDBJ Anchor Chris Hurst has seemed to do everything he can to keep himself in the limelight, since the on air murder of his girlfriend WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker.

Hurst has made appearances on TV screens, computers and newspapers from coast to coast to talk about himself and Parker's short relationship.

But now Hurst may now be looking to leave TV news and go into politics.

Fox News reports that Hurst met with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to discuss the possibility of running for Congress.

Hurst has since spoken with Democratic officials and lawmakers about a possible run for Congress. The DCCC, the group with which he met, is the national organization charged with electing Democrats to the House.

At present, this is in a very preliminary stage. Fox News is told the DCCC is not actively recruiting Hurst and that despite the discussions, Hurst is not expected to run for the seat -- though nothing is final.

The House seat in the Roanoke area is currently held by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Going up against the powerful Republican would be an uphill climb. Goodlatte garnered 66 percent of the vote in this very GOP district in 2014 and has never dipped below 60 percent since his first election in 1992.