Outside groups have spent $1.5 million on the Congressional race in the 10th district and only $35,000 in the state for Presidential campaign. Mark J. Rozell, dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University said,
“Outside groups seek the biggest bang for the buck, and in Virginia that means putting their money into the most competitive House race — the 10th District,”
“The widespread perception is that Virginia is blue at the presidential level this year, and the polls back that up. So why waste money on what appears to be a one-sided contest in the state?”
I hate it that Virginia has turned blue but that appears to be the case based on average of polls.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10) is seeking her second term in office. She is running against Lu Ann Bennet, a realtor with a business in Washington DC, and the ex-wife of former Democrat Congressman Jim Moran. The 10th district stretches from McLean through Great Falls, all of Loudoun county, and all the way west to the West Virginia line.
Outside groups have spent $1.19 million on television ads against Bennett, including a million from the National Republican Congressional Committee. Groups have spent $332,377 against Comstock. Pro Comstock groups have spent $23,136 and pro Bennet people have spent $12,109.
On Friday Barbara Comstock said Trump should drop out of the race when the vile Tump tape from 2005 surfaced. Comstock said,
“This is disgusting, vile, and disqualifying. No woman should ever be subjected to this type of obscene behavior and it is unbecoming of anybody seeking high office. In light of these comments, Donald Trump should step aside and allow our party to replace him with Mike Pence or another appropriate nominee from the Republican Party. I cannot in good conscience vote for Donald Trump and I would never vote for Hillary Clinton.”
Since then some Republicans in the district are upset with Barbara for her refusal to support the top of the ticket. Some of them will vote for Trump and skip the Congressional race. Will there be enough of those Republicans to cost Comstock the election? No, it won’t. Barbara Comstock will be re-elected.