The Clinton wars of the 90s have resurfaced in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District
Barbara Comstock (R), who ruthlessly investigated the Clinton presidency, is running for a seat in the House against Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D). Comstock, along with her colleague Barbara Olsen, was convinced that the Clinton’s were involved in something illicit during their time in the White House. Comstock had a sharp eye for patterns and an almost compulsive work ethic that made her “one of the premier opposition researchers of her generation,” according to Politico.
While Comstock’s allies claim that she has put her penchant for investigation behind her, Clinton’s allies, led by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), are gathering funds and support for Foust in an attempt to block Comstock from the seat. They fear that Comstock would re-focus her energies on investigating the White House if she won the seat in the House and if Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election.
McAuliffe found himself in Comstock’s crosshairs in February 1997 when she found a memo from McAuliffe that “seemed to suggest that the president have donors over for WH sleepovers,” according to Politico. The governor is currently working on a fundraiser for Foust and has promised to do everything he can to support the Democratic candidate.