The Virginia Democratic Party is not short on Democratic candidates to challenge two-term Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), but they have one fewer now. Former Fairfax County educator and teachers’ union leader Kimberly Adams announced that she is ending her campaign. The Adams decision reduces the Democratic primary field to ten candidates. Whether others start to follow Ms. Adams’ lead because the number of competitors makes it difficult to gain significant political oxygen remains to be seen.
Rep. Comstock reports almost $1.2 million in her campaign account. Combined, the Democrats have raised $3.4 million, but because the dollars are split so many ways the contender with the most resources, former state Department official Alison Friedman, has less than $700,000 in the bank and the eventual party nominee will likely expend all of his or her funds in order to secure the nomination.
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