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Facts murky behind Foust claims of Comstock ethics breach

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

As Virginia’s 10th Congressional District election approaches, Democrat John W. Foust has tried to make a controversy of Barbara J. Comstock’s financial ties to a nonprofit group that advocates against unions in the workplace. “Have you seen the news about Barbara Comstock?” a Foust TV ad asks, highlighting articles in The Washington Post and Politico about how the Virginia state delegate did not disclose that she worked as a lobbyist for the Workforce Fairness Institute while she championed three state laws matching the group’s national agenda of restricting the role of unions in the workplace.

VaNews October 30, 2014


Down to the wire in 10th District race

By DANIELLE NADLER, Inside NOVA

Eleven months ago, 33-year U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) announced he would not seek re-election for an 18th term, and within 24 hours people started lining up for the job. In all, more than a dozen people announced election runs for Wolf’s seat. But through a primary campaign and some political elbowing, the field narrowed to the five who will appear on Tuesday’s ballot: Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th), Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville), Libertarian William Redpath, independent Brad Eickholt and Green Party candidate Dianne Blais.

VaNews October 30, 2014


Crowd Erupts As 10th District Debate Draws To Close

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Sun Gazette

Passions and invective have been high ever since Democrat John Foust and Republican Barbara Comstock began duking it out months ago in their efforts to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th). When they met for one final debate Oct. 26 at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre, the thin veil of civility separating their supporters vanished. Comstock focused on her legislative accomplishments and policy positions, but Foust, whom some political observers see as trailing in the race, repeatedly charged that his opponent was a “hyper-partisan” ideologue.

VaNews October 28, 2014


Comstock Pushes Connections To Wolf, Legislators

By SALLY VOTH, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Republican U.S. 10th District congressional candidate Barbara Comstock highlights her ties to retiring Rep. Frank Wolf as she seeks to succeed him. The 34th District state legislator also touts the connections she’s made in the Virginia House of Delegates and while working on Capitol Hill and in the Justice Department, and often says she “can hit the ground running” if elected.

VaNews October 28, 2014


Final debate between Barbara Comstock and John Foust turns raucous

By RACHEL WEINER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A crowd of Northern Virginians turned rowdy at a debate between congressional candidates Barbara Comstock and John Foust on Sunday afternoon, with audience members booing and telling each other to “shut up” amid moderators’ unheeded calls for quiet. The hissing and cheering punctuated a McLean debate that featured salvos between the candidates aiming to replace retiring Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor who has struggled to match state Del. Comstock’s polish on the stump, debuted a far more aggressive approach, attacking his rival repeatedly as a “hyperpartisan operative.”

VaNews October 27, 2014


As Election Nears, Foust Takes Aim, Fires At Comstock

By SALLY VOTH, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

With the Nov. 4 election a little more than a week away, 10th District Congressional candidate John Foust said fellow Democrats need to let voters know how “unethical” and “hyper-partisan” his Republican opponent is. Foust spoke at the Blue Ridge Democratic Women’s Breakfast Saturday at Winchester Country Club.

VaNews October 27, 2014


Comstock, Foust in Close Race for 10th Congressional District Seat

By DREW COSTLEY, Falls Church News-Press

The 10th and 11th Congressional Districts of Virginia races are starkly different. One is a contentious race between two candidates vying for a seat being vacated by seventeen-term Republican congressman Frank Wolf. The other seems like a runaway victory for incumbent congressman Gerry Connolly (D), currently serving his third term. The 10th Congressional District race features 34th District Virginia State Delegate Barbara Comstock (R) and Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D) among a field that includes libertarian, green and independent party candidates.

VaNews October 23, 2014


Q&A: Comstock on federal worker concerns

By JOE DAVIDSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

What are your top priorities for the federal workforce if you are elected to Congress? Comstock: I’m a former federal employee who has worked as a senior aide to Congressman Wolf on federal employees’ issues, a Chief Counsel on the largest congressional committee, and a senior official at the Department of Justice.

VaNews October 24, 2014


Q&A: Foust on federal worker concerns

By JOE DAVIDSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

What are your top priorities for the federal workforce if you are elected to Congress? A: My top priorities include (1) moving away from the hyper-partisanship in Washington that brought us the government shutdown and sequestration — which had a significant impact on federal workers, (2) ensuring that federal workers are respected for the work that they do and fairly compensated, and (3) ensuring that Congress stops placing a disproportionate burden on federal employees through pay freezes and cuts to their benefits.

VaNews October 24, 2014


On the attack - A closer look at claims in 10th District ads

By TREVOR BARATKO, Prince William Times

As the 10th Congressional District race to fill the seat of the retiring Frank Wolf reaches its final weeks, several ads from Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat John Foust are lighting up the TV screens across the region. Here's a look at four of the most popular – two from the Foust camp and two from the Comstock's team.

VaNews October 25, 2014