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Video: 10th CD Dems Chair Charlie Jackson Slams Empty Chair, as Comstock Campaign Ducks Yet Again

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The anti-Semitic “joke” dude, 10th CD Republican Party chair John Whitbeck, was supposed to be in that empty chair this morning, but not surprisingly backed out at the last minute, lamely claiming a “client emergency.” Actually, come to think of it, maybe that “client” he’s referring to is Barbara Comstock, who has avoided answering questions from the media like the plague, and the “emergency” is her extreme anxiety at the prospect that she might be forced to explain and defend her extreme views on issue after issue. As 10th CD Democratic chair Charlie Jackson put it

I’m not surprised…that Delegate Comstock’s campaign pulled John Whitbeck back this morning and did not send another surrogate…this is not a new thing…It certainly fits a pattern for Delegate Comstock’s campaign…[her] ethics scandal keeps dripping, dripping, dripping…there’s a reason why Delegate Comstock and her campaign do not want to send surrogates on this program, or frankly talk to [Virginia 10th CD voters]…They’ll talk to Fox and Friends, they’ll go on conservative talk shows, they’ll talk to the John Fredericks Show…but they won’t answer real questions about real issues. And the real issue that’s really dragging her campaign down right now…is her ethics scandal, and it’s a slow bleed for her campaign…

…Delegate Comstock’s campaign doesn’t have anything to run on. They’re running a campaign on what she learned as a Washington insider. She’s a career Washington politician — she’s worked for the Koch brothers, she’s worked for Scooter Libby, she’s worked for Karl Rove. This is where she learned how to play politics, and she doesn’t want to address real issues. So her campaign has been based on gotcha politics and she doesn’t want to address real concerns. If she came on this program, talked to other members of Virginia [10th CD] press, she’d have to talk about her record in Richmond…voting against bipartisan transportation legislation…voting for things like transvaginal ultrasound…Her campaign doesn’t want to…talk to reporters like you, doesn’t want to have to answer follow-up questions…

…This is the first time this seat has been open in 30+ years, basically my lifetime…and Delegate Comstock wants to represent this region in Congress. And to not be willing to come on programs like this, not be willing to talk to mainstream reporters, that’s not somebody who wants to represent this district, that’s somebody who wants to avoid talking to the press, avoid the public…

  • True Blue

    Comstock twitter says Larry Sabato “calls” race and gives this link, but I read the columns as: VA10 OPEN.  It remains under Leans R, not a Likely or Safe R.

    http://www.centerforpolitics.o