Former Sen. John Warner endorses Comstock, will headline fundraiser
Though both Warner and Comstock are Republicans, Warner, who in 2009 retired after 30 years in the Senate, has been no surefire supporter of Virginia GOP candidates in recent years. Warner endorsed incumbent Democrat Mark Warner (no relation) in Virginia's only 2014 statewide race – a Senate contest between the Democratic Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie – and John Warner largely stayed out of last year's gubernatorial race.
Comstock is being challenged by Democrat John Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor, in the high-money, closely-watched contest.
John Warner will appear and voice his support for Comstock at a September fundraiser alongside the man Comstock hopes to replace, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who is retiring after more than 30 years holding the 10th District seat.
In a joint letter about the event, John Warner and Wolf say Comstock has been “a great partner with us in working on issues important to the 10th District.”
“We have no doubt that she is the strongest, most qualified candidate by far and deserves our support,” Warner and Wolf note. “She will continue in the Warner/Wolf tradition of fighting for the people of this culturally rich and diverse district.”
The Sept. 10 fundraiser is being hosted at the home of Kristi and Vito Germinario in Middeburg. Host tickets are tabbed at $2,600, while individual entry costs $150.
Virginia's sprawling 10th Congressional District, which spans from portions of Fairfax County through Loudoun County, Manassas, Manassas Park and out past Winchester, is ranked “leans Republican” by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call analysis.