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Democrat Bolger drops out of 10th Congressional District race

Richard Bolger, a Fairfax attorney, announced today he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination to succeed the retiring Frank Wolf ( R ) in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

Bolger's decision to bow out paves an open path for Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D) to secure his party's nomination. Foust was already considered the front-runner by Democratic party officials.

The Democratic nominee will square-off with the winner of a crowded field of Republicans seeking the GOP nod. Republicans will select their candidate April 26 through a firehouse primary at nearly a dozen locations throughout the 10th District, which is based in Northern Virginia and stretches out to Clarke and Frederick counties.

“My team and I have taken a hard look at the present situation,” Bolger said in a prepared statement. “As a result, I have decided it would be in the best interests of all involved for me to stand down and endorse John Foust as the candidate with the best shot at winning the seat in November. That is why I have reached out to John and told him I am suspending my campaign and will be supporting his candidacy.”

Wolf has held the seat since 1981.

-Trevor Baratko


Kind of like the website for Gillespie.com that is put up by democrats to distort. Talk about cheap tricks.

J662 when is the next report coming out if you know?

equity, what does any of that have to do with

a)  Democrats getting huge mileage out of criticizing conventions as being hateful evil exclusionary things, then

b)  local democrats deciding to have a…convention, then

c)  local Democrats, as usual, somehow settling who will and won’t run without having any voter input at all?

and now I guess
d)  anonymous internet warriors changing the subject to bash Republicans, so I guess yes,

e)  down the memory hole with the brief and abortive convention process, so it will soon be okay to use it to bash people with again.

carry on.

On deception, no choice by voters - Run on own merits or trick voters? Why - easier to run deceptive ads about Dems? Typical & comical - Reps above the fray?  Ha

“15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates, are actually the handiwork of the National Republican Congressional Committee.  In an effort to improve their online efforts this election season, the NRCC’s digital team came up with what the group believes is a great idea: get out the Republican message through fake Democrat sites.”

“It may sound deceiving, but Scarpinato insists the well-thought out, well-planned program is pure genius. Well, we are very proud of this program.”

“And to do that, the National Republican Congressional Campaign says it will expand its building of fake sites. Undeterred, the National Republican Congressional Committee thinks it has a winner and will create more fake websites as the 2014 midterm elections draw near.”

Yes Equity, once again a Democratic candidate is selected locally without any input from the average voter.

And no doubt once the fact that they were PLANNING to have a convention falls down the memory hole, they will again have free rein to emote whenever Rs choose to have a convention again, unlike the primary chosen for the 10th this time.

Remember, conventions are exclusionary and shut out the little guy, the average voter.  When somebody other than a D does it.

Yes, MUCH smarter to quietly settle things behind the scenes and arrive at one candidate without ANY voter input at all!  lolol

Smart. United around 1 candidate & resources vs “worstest most hateful” division of 6.

and “in the best interests of all involved”, we can now begin to officially forget that the local Democrats ever planned to have a convention to arrive at a candidate, which is the worstest most hateful and exclusionary thing EVER (when somebody else does it)


This may help:

“Suspending” a campaign allows a candidate to publicly withdraw from a race while preserving the ability to raise funds beyond what’s needed to retire debt. This may include the ability to continue to receive federal matching funds, if the candidate has previously qualified for them.

When candidates announce they are dropping out or ending their campaigns, they may then only raise money to retire any remaining campaign debts or to pay for other costs related to shutting down a campaign committee. They may not continue to amass war-chests beyond that if they drop out.

However, if a candidate “suspends” his campaign but doesn’t officially end his candidacy, federal law does not specifically prohibit that candidate from continuing to raise funds for purposes other than debt retirement.

Candidates who “suspend” their campaigns as well as those who officially drop out must still continue to file disclosure reports, as long as they have an active campaign committee.

You suspend so you still collect donations to pay off any debts you may have incurred during your pointless run

What is with the trend of politicos “suspending their campaigns,” as opposed to just dropping out? Is it like pleading “no contest,” where everybody knows what you mean, but you just can’t bring yourself to say it?

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