The candidates in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country will go face-to-face at a Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Debate in late September.
Incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) of Virginia's 10th District will meet challenger and state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) at The National in Lansdowne Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.
The debate is being held in partnership with the Dulles Regional, Greater McLean, Greater Reston, Northern Virginia, and Tysons Regional chambers of commerce, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government.
“We look forward to hearing Congresswoman Comstock and State Sen. Wexton share their thoughts on how they would improve the economic climate and quality of life for their constituents and for all Americans,” Tony Howard, president and CEO of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, said in a prepared statement.
The questions posed will be exclusively derived from the issues outlined in the Loudoun Chamber’s 2018 Public Policy Positions, according to chamber officials. The candidates will be questioned by a panel of local business leaders, and the questions will not be shared in advance.
Tickets for the debate can be purchased online at LoudounChamber.org.
First elected to the House of Representatives in 2014, Comstock won her 2016 contest against LuAnn Bennett by nearly 6 percent of the vote. But President Donald Trump is unpopular in the district that spans a portion of Fairfax County, all of Loudoun and areas west toward Winchester.
A late June Monmouth University poll showed Wexton with a 10-point lead over Comstock.