“I agree with the president on his conservative initiatives, and Barbara has been a major obstacle,” Hill said. “It’s time to repeal and replace Barbara.”
Following her vote on the legislation, Comstock said her “goals on health care reform are to provide patient-centered reforms that provide better access to high quality, affordable care and covers pre-existing conditions without lifetime limits.”
Comstock said she could not support the repeal effort “because of the many uncertainties in achieving those goals.”
The Northern Virginia district Comstock represents includes all of Frederick and Loudoun counties, and parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties. It was handily won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. She defeated President Trump by 10 points.
Since then, Democrats have viewed Comstock’s seat as a potential win for them in the future.
According to Federal Election Commission records, seven Democrats have formally launched campaigns, although more are considering a run.
The Democrats already in the race include Army veteran Dan Helmer, State Sen. Jennifer Wexton, communications strategist Lindsey Davis Stover, former State Department official and human trafficking expert Alison Friedman, Loudoun School for the Gifted founder Deep Sran, former Naval intelligence officer David Hanson and perennial candidate Julien Modica.
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