State Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) formally announced Tuesday that she will seek her party’s nomination to run for the 10th Congressional District seat being vacated by the retirement of veteran U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf next year.
A former senior aid to Wolf, Comstock is a 30-year resident of McLean. She has served as state delegate from the 34th District since 2009, being re-elected in 2011 and 2013. She is expected to face a primary challenge from the more conservative Del. Richard Black from Loudoun County, where the majority of GOP votes in the 10th district reside, and there are reports that social gadfly Tareq Salahi will also seek the nomination.
On the Democratic side, Dranesville District (McLean) supervisor John Foust has formally announced, and held a fundraiser last Friday at his home that, he reported, drew far more supporters than he had expected. Fairfax County attorney Richard Bolger has also announced he will seek the Democratic nomination in an expected June primary.