State Del. Barbara J. Comstock defeated Democrat John W. Foust on Tuesday in a hard-fought battle for the Northern Virginia congressional seat vacated by her longtime Republican political mentor, retiring U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf.
With all precincts counted in the 10th District, Comstock (Fairfax) held a 17 point lead over Foust after a bitter and expensive fight for what both national parties saw as a key swing district up for grabs for the first time in three decades.
Republican Barbara Comstock handily defeated Democrat John Foust on Tuesday in the race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Frank R. Wolf, ensuring Republicans will keep a toehold in increasingly blue Northern Virginia.
Ms. Comstock won the race to represent Virginia’s 10th District, which stretches from the outer D.C. suburbs north and west to the West Virginia border, replacing Mr. Wolf, a 17-term congressman who announced he was retiring late last year.
Across Northern Virginia today, it’s voters in the 10th Congressional District that could have the most significant impact.
While races for the 8th and 11th Districts seem foregone conclusions, it is the battle between Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat John Foust that has garnered most of the ink and ad dollars this election season.
The campaign in Northern Virginia's 10th Congressional District is closing the way it started: Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, continues to be rated a slight favorite over Democrat John Foust, but enough uncertainty remains to give both campaigns reason to work hard until the end.
Candidates in Virginia’s most competitive House race and a high-stakes U.S. Senate race took advantage of the final weekend of the campaign for a last push to get out the vote across the commonwealth in anticipation of Tuesday’s elections.
After contentious debates and millions spent on television commercials, the activities of candidates vying for the 10th Congressional District seat held for more than three decades by Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) showed it all comes down to turnout.
Election Day marks the sixth time Libertarian Bill Redpath has appeared on a ballot.
He is one of five candidates seeking to succeed Rep. Frank Wolf, R-10th, on Tuesday.
Also running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat are Republican candidate Barbara Comstock, Democratic candidate John Foust, Independent candidate Brad Eickholt and Independent Green candidate Dianne Blais.
The federal government’s Fiscal Year 2014 ended on Sept. 30. The federal budget deficit was reduced to about $500 billion in that fiscal year. That was because receipts were up 8.5 percent from Fiscal Year 2013, while total expenditures rose only 1.0 percent.
Defense and other discretionary federal spending were restrained, while the “mandatory” spending programs of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid chugged ahead.
Ann Romney is headed to Virginia on Monday night to lend some last-minute star power to two Republican hopefuls: U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie and House candidate Barbara Comstock.
The wife of 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear at a “get out the vote” rally in Sterling, Va., in the heart of the Loudoun suburbs where many independent voters are found. She will be joined by former senator George Allen (R-Va.).
After millions of dollars, countless TV ads and a series of feisty debates, voters in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District will finally have the chance to decide who they want to replace U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican who is retiring after more than 30 years representing the district.
Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D) has cut in half his broadcast television ad buy for the final week of his campaign against state Del. Barbara Comstock (R), according to an ad buyer tracking the race, suggesting a pulling back of his financial commitment as the election nears.
Northern Virginia’s Republican-leaning 10th district seat, left open by retiring Rep. Frank Wolf (R), is seeing its first competitive race in three decades.