Two democrats are interested in running against Congresswoman Barbara Comstock next year. Comstock is in her second term in Congress. According to bluevirginia.com state senator Jennifer Wexton, who represents parts of Fairfax and Loudoun, is being recruited to run against Comstock in 2018. Wexton is being encouraged to run by DCCC and others. Wexton is well known in Loudoun as a former assistant Commonwealth Attorney. She has also been an attorney in Loudoun in private practice. Much more on Wexton here.
Another possible challenger is Fairfax Supervisor from the Sully district, Kathy Smith, the only elected democrat in the 10th district to have never lost an election. Smith never met a tax she didn’t embrace. In the last year, she supported the meals tax which failed at the polls and she supported a 6 cent raise in the property tax rate which is quite a large increase in taxes. Smith is the liberal’s liberal. Much more on Smith here.
Unless Trump’s approval ratings start going up, next year could be rough for all Republican incumbents, including Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.
[…] We previously reported on others in the 10th who are considering a challenge to Comstock. […]
[…] Mrs. McAuliffe will have to get in a long line of potential candidates in the 10th district. State Senator Jennifer Wexton, a lawyer in Leesburg, is the most likely candidate, although she has not yet declared her candidacy. We previously reported on the possibly of Kathy Smith, Supervisor from Sully district in Fairfax, running in the 10th distri… […]
As a 50+ person that has voted GOP all my life, this passed election I did not vote for Comstock.
I wrote in another person.
She has to go.
How does Trumps’ approval ratings for #nevertrumper re-election candidate Rep. Comstock in a district that crushed him in his state presidential primary run in the first place have anything to do with her viability in 2018? If any thing she is likely to run a campaign underlining her opposition to Trump and his policies that she has been and continues to be quite vocal about. His approval ratings effect her how exactly? That position doesn’t even make sense on the most cursory level of analysis or understanding of what is unfolding in the 10th in my opinion.
My guess is Wexton will wait until 2020 in hopes of higher Democratic turn out in a presidential election year, assuming Comstock wins in 2018. She could run in 2018, if Loudoun keeps developing and becomes as densely populated as Arlington County.
If Tax and Spend Barbie is the best Republican the 10th District can come up with, then having a Democrat representing them will be no major change.
Just another electoral puzzle piece turning a deeper shade of Baby Blue.
True… and if that’s what Virginia Republicans want to represent them, there’s no use in wasting my time phone banking, door knocking and donating money. I can do nothing and have the same result.
Stocking up on winter vittles is more constructive, less aggravating, and keeps your 2nd amendment certifications sharp.
She is who the “representatives” of the 10th selected as the most conservative, electable, Republican could be, so they fixed the nomination in her favor.
The first time around she legitimately defeated her opponents in a fair contest, and the party rallied around her.
A democrat is not the same result. While Barbara may be politically retarded about our President, on her worst day, she is still better than a democrat party congressman.
Hope the GOP 10th District Committee choose a true Republican for their nominee next time instead of Democrat-lite Comstock. With #NeverTrump Party-stabbers like her, who even needs Democrats??!
I have been disappointed with Comstock at times, but I definitely agree with her a lot more than I do with Jennifer Wexton.
Another possibility for the District 10 Democrats could be Mark Herring, if he loses re-election in November.
That is an interesting though. Have no idea if he would be interested or not and I would not necessarily count him out against Adams but if that ever came to fruition Rep Comstock would likely be history rather quickly given the shifting demographics in the 10th and her tepid conservative support from her western district.
Wexton is proof that the world is a better place if some women would remain home and in the kitchen cooking and cleaning.
You cannot possibly be referring to the author of the piece. Indeed, you must be out of your mind. Your comment is so very disgusting that you disgrace your cause, tainting the good people who write here. You prove the counter-point: Some men should remain home and in the kitchen cooking and cleaning.
Methinks you misread Jonathan’s comment. You’re right though, he cannot possibly be referring to me.
piss off and piss on your disgust!