Dorothy McAuliffe, the wife of Governor Terry McAulliffe, is considering a challenge to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in the 10th Congressional district. From the Washington Post:
“I really am very seriously considering it,” Dorothy McAuliffe said during a brief interview Tuesday morning as she visited a Manassas middle school in the district,where the McAuliffes maintain a home. She quickly added that she enjoys serving as First Lady of Virginia. “But I currently have the best platform in the world,”she said. “I love my work being part of this administration.”
Her job as First Lady ends in January 2018 when the race for Congress will begin. In recent weeks Mrs. McAuliffe has been making calls to elected Democrats around the state regarding a possible run.
Mrs. Auliffe has the advantage of being married to a very popular Governor whose approval ratings have almost always been over 50%. His approval ratings are 20+% over his disapproval ratings.
As we have previously reported, here and here, Democrats are lining up to take on Congresswoman Comstock but they will have a difficult time beating Comstock in the 10th district. While Trump lost the 10th district by 10%, Comstock won her race by 6%.