State sen­a­tor an­nounces run for Com­stock’s House seat

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Demo­cratic state Sen. Jen­nifer Wex­ton is run­ning for Congress, jump­ing into the closely watched race in Vir­ginia’s 10th Con­gres­sional District.

The seat is held by Repub­li­can Barbara Com­stock, but Democrats con­sider the seat one of their top tar­gets — Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton car­ried the district last year by 10 points.

Sev­eral can­di­dates have an­nounced plans to run against Ms. Com­stock, but Ms. Wex­ton, who an­nounced her bid Thurs­day, is the most prom­i­nent. She served as a pros­e­cu­tor in Loudoun County and won re-elec­tion to her state se­nate seat in 2015 with 56 per­cent of the vote.

The 10th District stretches from the wealthy precincts of McLean in­side the Cap­i­tal Belt­way west through Loudoun County and out to Winch­ester.

Ms. Com­stock won re-elec­tion to her sec­ond term last year by six points.

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