Democratic Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust has announced that he will officially be running against Republican representative Frank Wolf for his seat in the House of Representatives in 2014. Foust is extremely popular in Virginia and has decided to launch a campaign against Wolf, who has been in the House since 1981.
After recent incidents with the government shutdown, Foust is hoping that people will side with him and he will be able to unseat Wolf. In an article published by The Washington Post, Foust said, “I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, and I think the thing that caused me to actually do it was the government shutdown. I find it totally unacceptable the way they’re operating in Washington.”
Foust has been on the Fairfax board since 2007 and has represented Drainesville district. Wolf is going to be a tough candidate, considering he has won elections in the House for over thirty years. If Foust is going to win this election, Foust will have to play up Wolf’s conservative leanings.
Wolf hasn’t been up against a sitting elected official since 1986 so it’s definitely going to be a very interesting race.