In February Governor McAuliffe said he might run for President in 2020. Now the Washington Post is reporting that McAuliffe’s wife, Dorothy McAuliffe, is considering a run against Congresswoman Barbara Comstock next year in the 10th district. The McAuliffe home in McLean may even be in the 10th district, although that is never a necessary requirement for Democrats to run.
Mrs. McAuliffe will have to get in a long line of potential candidates in the 10th district. State Senator Jennifer Wexton, a lawyer in Leesburg, is the most likely candidate, although she has not yet declared her candidacy. We previously reported on the possibly of Kathy Smith, Supervisor from Sully district in Fairfax, running in the 10th district.
Another possibility is Lindsey Davis Stover, a communication strategist who worked in the Obama administration. Also considering a run are Daniel Helmer from Fairfax, an army veteran, and Rhodes scholar, and a young lawyer from Fairfax, Jimmy Bierman. A former teacher’s union leader in Fairfax, Kimberly Adams, may also challenge Comstock.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is known for running near perfect campaigns and working very hard during her campaigns and on the Hill. If Democrats think the 10th district is easy pickins, they are wrong.