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Dems opt for state-run primary in 10th District

Democrats will hold a state-run primary next year in their race to unseat Republican Barbara Comstock from Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

The 10th District is widely considered vulnerable after this month’s elections, in which Democrats swept statewide office and picked up numerous seats in the House of Delegates. Democrat Ralph Northam won the district with 56 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race.

The 10th District Congressional Committee voted Saturday to hold a state-run primary, rather than a convention or “firehouse primary,” to nominate a candidate for the 2018 race. Nine Democrats, including state Senator Jennifer Wexton, have already announced plans to run for the seat.

The district stretches from wealthy precincts of McLean inside the Capital Beltway, through suburban Loudoun County and west to Winchester.


Elected officials should show leadership, develop good policy to meet the needs and desires of their constituents with balance between competing needs and desires, and to be able to explain their policies to their constituents prior to voting on policies. Comstock evidently ignored the recent election and voted in goose step with her Republican colleagues in favor of a farce of a tax “reform” bill, which amounts to nothing more than a redistribution of wealth to where it will not be utilized efficiently in the economy. The bill does nothing to simplify the tax code either. Comstock’s public (dis)service will end upon the next election.

Who cares if they have ides of their own, it’s what their constituents want that really matters. At least they aren’t lying to the people about the policies like the republicans are about health care in the rural parts of VA.

Do any of the candidates have a idea of their own or do they follow the democrat talking points in goose step?

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