National Review Online
September 29, 2014 4:00 AM
Editorial: Barbara Comstock for Congress
In August, Foust told a Leesburg audience, “I don’t think she’s even had a real job.” This month, Comstock’s campaign responded with an ad condemning Foust’s comments as “sexist, bizarre, insensitive, ignorant.” The tenth district’s Democratic party replied by tweeting, “If @barbaracomstock were a man, she’d be down 20 pts w women. Her record & policies are horrible for women. But voters assume . . . ”
It is hardly surprising that the only war on women in sight is being waged by Democrats — but Virginia voters should not be fooled. Comstock is a woman of accomplishment, and more than capable of fighting back.
A Massachusetts native who migrated south in the early 1980s, Comstock is an attorney who has worked in the private and public sectors, in positions at the state and national levels. As a two-term senior aide for Wolf — who endorsed her in a web ad in early September — Comstock worked on issues ranging from health care and appropriations to tax administration. From 2002 to 2003, she headed the public-affairs branch of President George W. Bush’s Justice Department, coordinating DOJ communications on terrorism investigations, the D.C. sniper case, judicial confirmations, and a host of other issues.