District 10 has been represented by Barbara Comstock (Republican) since Jan 6, 2015
Barbara Comstock’s 3-point strategy: Avoid hard issues, appear to be a moderate, raise a huge campaign war chest.
(From an excellent post on MentalNoteSite) Comstock, a two-term congresswoman and former Republican National Committee opposition research guru, raised $5.25 million in 2016, the ninth-most of any House candidate, according to OpenSecrets.org.
Her Republican Primary Challenger is Shak Hill
Democratic Challengers in 2018
- Primary will be held the second Tuesday in June, June 12th
- Washington Post Article (April 5, 2017): Democrats Clamor to Take on Rep Comstock in Northern Virginia
- Who’s raising the most money? Official FEC Filing Page plus OpenSecrets.org
- Ballotpedia District 10
Scientist. Lives in Manassas.
1,970 Twitter followers.
Nonprofit activist against and former State Department official. Lives in McLean
1,003 Twitter followers.
Navy captain veteran and intelligence officer
SUSPENDED CAMPAIGN AS OF FEB. 5th, 2018
Army captain veteran. Lives in Fairfax
1,727 Twitter followers.
Former Federal prosecutor. Lives in McLean
No Twitter Account or Facebook Page. $207,044
Education technology entrepreneur. Lives in Ashburn
SUSPENDED CAMPAIGN AS OF FEBRUARY 28
Former chief of staff for a congressman. Lives in McLean
20.5K Twitter followers.
Current Virginia State Senator. Lives in Leesburg
4,107 Twitter followers.
Google Map District 10
*FEC.GOV as of Feb. 11 2018
2016 ELECTION HISTORY
Margin of win in 2016 Barbara Comstock against Luann Bennett
Votes: 210,791 (52.69%)
Margin: 23,079 (+5.77%)
Incumbent Barbara Comstock was a member of the NRCC’s Patriot Program. The program is designed to help raise money and assist vulnerable incumbents seeking re-election.
LuAnn Bennett was one of the initial members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue Program. The program “highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support.” Ballotpedia
2014 Election History
According to Roll Call, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee planned to spend $2.8 million in support of John Foust’s campaign, but instead they spent the money in California’s 7th Congressional District instead. The convention to pick a candidate was cancelled that year because no one else entered the race besides Foust.