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Another Democrat, the eighth, announces 10th District candidacy

Economist Michael Pomerleano hopes to challenge Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Courtesy photo
Economist Michael Pomerleano has entered an already crowded playing field of Democratic candidates hoping to challenge incumbent Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

Pomerleano, of Chantilly, announced his campaign Monday. He emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1970s to attend the PhD program in Business Economics at Harvard University, according to his announcement, and he has worked at the World Bank, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Federal Reserve and Citibank. He served as co-director of the Annual Brookings, IMF and World Bank Conference on Financial Markets.

Pomerleano also served as secretary of the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS), working group on financial stability and local currency bond markets and participated in the identification and resolution of the Global Financial Crisis. He has also held positions in Asia.

Pomerleano becomes the eighth Democrat with intentions to run in the 10th District. Others include State Sen. Jennifer Wexton, former Obama administration official Lindsey Davis Stover, Army veteran Dan Helmer, ex-teacher's union official Kimberly Adams, Loudoun educator and entrepreneur Deep Sran, retired Naval intelligence officer David Hanson and former State Department official Alison Kiehl Friedman.

The Republican-leaning 10th District is increasingly being considered a swing district. Democrat Hilary Clinton won the district by 10 percentage points in last year's presidential election.

Comments


Democrats just never learn that the 10th CD has been gerrymandered to be a Republican stronghold. They will never win the 10th unless they can find about 12,500 Democrat votes to make it a close race. Comstock won in 2016 by 23,000 votes (210,000 to 187,000).


A nice crowded field spells victory for Comstock.

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