In the worst-case scenario, Donald Trump’s sagging campaign is going to endanger the Republican majority in the House. It is imperative that conservatives — and all people of good will who don’t want to see Hillary Clinton get a blank check if she wins — rally around impressive GOP candidates in swing districts. Exhibit A is Virginia’s tenth congressional district, in the very Trump-averse Northern Virginia suburbs, where Barbara Comstock is fighting for a second term; she deserves to win.
Comstock, a Massachusetts native who once upon a time interned for Senator Ted Kennedy (an experience she says disabused her of Democratic sympathies), has spent the last 25 years working in and around government at both the state and federal levels. She is smart, principled, and tough as nails (we know this firsthand since she once served on the board of the National Review Institute). She has refused to support Trump; at the same time, her anti-Clinton bona fides are unassailable.
Comstock has kept up these efforts at the federal level. She has drafted multiple bills to foster Northern Virginia’s tech boom, and two anti-human-trafficking laws that she introduced were signed into law by President Obama. She has been a dedicated foe of Obamacare, voting to repeal it (in legislation President Obama vetoed). Likewise, she has stood up to the administration on its myriad Iran duplicities, on its laissez-faire approach to vetting refugees from the Middle East, and on its dismal treatment of veterans.
The Clinton camp does not want to have to tussle with Comstock yet again — which is, perhaps, as good an endorsement as any conservative could hope for.
The road to checking a Hillary Clinton presidency, should it come to pass, goes through districts such as Barbara Comstock’s. We endorse her with enthusiasm.