Congressmen Gerry Connolly and A. Donald McEachin have endorsed state Senator Jennifer Wexton to run in the 10th district against Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.
This announcement came just after Governor McAuliffe’s wife announced she is considering a run for the seat. Governor McAuliffe is supportive of his wife’s run although he says Congress does nothing.
Six state democrat Senators have also endorsed Wexton for what they see as a highly competitive Congressional seat. Four of them represent parts of the 10th district, Sens. Janet D. Howell, Dave W. Marsden, Jeremy S. McPike and J. Chapman “Chap” Petersen.
This could pose a serious problem for the Democrat party if the Governor decides his wife shall be their candidate in the 10th district.