Dorothy McAuliffe, the Governor’s wife, has decided she will not run for Congress in the 10th district against Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. Just a few weeks ago Mrs.Auliffe was ‘seriously considering’ a run for Congress. Now, from the Washington Post:
“I’ve decided that I can have more impact in the role that I have now and not wanting to give that up, having to separate myself from that earlier than I’d like,” she said in a phone interview.
“I have a lot of people counting on me — children in need, schools that we work with, our school nutrition directors, the works we’ve done across the board with military families — and I am not ready to disengage from that role,” she added.
With McAuliffe out of the race, state senator Jennifer Wexton is the presumptive democrat nominee to take on Barbara Comstock, although there are others who also hope to capture the nomination as we have reported here.