Dorothy McAuliffe, the wife of Governor Terry McAulliffe, is considering a challenge to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in the 10th Congressional district. Â From the Washington Post:
â€œI really am very seriously considering it,â€ 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. â€œBut I currently have the best platform in the world,â€she said. â€œI love my work being part of this administration.â€
Her job as First Lady ends in January 2018 when the race for Congress will begin. Â 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%. Â His approval ratings are 20+% over his disapproval ratings. Â
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. Â While Trump lost the 10th district by 10%, Comstock won her race by 6%.Â