Vir­ginia’s first lady de­cides against a run for Con­gress

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McLEAN, Va. — Dorothy McAuliffe, the wife of Vir­ginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, says she won’t run for Con­gress.

Vir­ginia’s first lady con­sid­ered seek­ing the Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion to chal­lenge Repub­li­can Rep. Barbara Com­stock next year, but me­dia out­lets re­port that McAuliffe said Wed­nes­day that she has de­cided against a run. McAuliffe says she can have more im­pact in her cur­rent role.

Democrats con­sider the 10th District seat in the Wash­ing­ton sub­urbs one of their top tar­gets — Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton car­ried the district last year by 10 points.

State Sen. Jen­nifer Wex­ton, a for­mer pros­e­cu­tor, is the most prom­i­nent among those who have an­nounced plans to run against Com­stock. Lind­sey Davis Stover, a for­mer Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial, and Dan Helmer, an Army vet­eran and Rhodes scholar, have also filed pa­per­work to seek the nom­i­na­tion.

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