Now there are five democrat candidates lined up to run against Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in 2018. More are waiting in the wings.
The latest to announce his intentions is David B. Hanson of Clifton. He is a retired Navy Intelligence officer. From the Washington Post:
“The results of the election, I think, are a challenge to American democracy,” he said in an interview Thursday. “I can’t stand by and watch what is happening right now from the sidelines.”
Hanson, 59, had a 24-year career in intelligence from 1984 to 2008, including deployments to the Persian Gulf, Britain, Kosovo, Honolulu and other locations. During the Cold War, he developed an expertise in Russian linguistics and went on to run counterterrorism and intelligence programs for large sections of the globe after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He has an MBA from Oxford University, and master’s degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College, he said.
“It’s kind of serendipitous,” he said. “What’s going on right now with the Russia investigation is of transcendent importance to our democracy, and we have to get this on track in a way that’s fair but does get to the bottom of it.”
Of course there is no evidence that the Russians did anything to affect our democracy, but democrats will never stop pretending that they did. Reminds me of OJ’s search to find the ‘real killers’ of Nicole Simpson and Ron Brown. I have no doubt that democrats will spend the next 3+ years of Trump’s term trying to find some evidence of Russian interference in our election. And despite coming up empty handed they will still insist the Russians interfered in the election so Trump isn’t the ‘real’ President.
Other candidates for Congress in the 10th district include state senator Jennifer Wexton, a former official in the Obama administration, Lindsey Davis Stover, veteran Dan Helmer, and the former head of the FEA in Fairfax, Kimberly Adams. Others have expressed an interest in running for the seat but have not yet announced.