Former long-serving U.S. Rep. Barney Frank spoke at a home in McLean Saturday and predicted that Hillary Clinton would be elected in November, and added that while Democrats could easily gain control of the U.S. Senate, they may also grab a majority in House because of the unpopularity of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In that regard, he noted the importance of the race in McLean’s 10th Congressional District where two-term incumbent Barbara Comstock is facing a serious challenge from Democratic business woman LuAnn Bennett.
The Democratic National Committee, Frank noted, is weighing in very heavily in the race. In addition to recruiting him to speak there last week, in an upcoming event House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is due to appear on Bennett’s behalf. Frank said he’s concerned about the potential impact of fringe candidates on the election and stressed that one of the most important issues in the race is the selection of new U.S. Supreme Court justices that the next president will make.