Northern Virginia Democrats Cancel 10th District Convention
Posted at 4 p.m. on March 17, 2014
After clearing the field for the party’s preferred candidate, Northern Virginia Democrats have canceled their 10th District nominating convention.
Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust will face the eventual GOP nominee in November in the race to replace retiring Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. — a top pickup opportunity for the party. Foust was set to face attorney Richard Bolger in an April 26 convention, but Bolger dropped out of the race Friday, allowing Foust to begin preparing for the general immediately.
State Del. Barbara Comstock is the front-runner for the GOP nomination, but she faces primary opposition from a handful of Republicans, including conservative state Del. Bob Marshall and retired Naval Officer Howard Lind. Republicans will select their nominee in an April 26 firehouse primary, a state party-run election with less than a dozen polling locations.
Virginia’s 10th District is rated Leans Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.