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Richard Bolger Suspends Campaign for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District

[Below is from an email received at 11:35 AM, Friday, March 14]

March 14, 2014
Contact: Mark Ashburn,, 703-385-0400

Richard Bolger Suspends Campaign for Virginia's 10th Congressional District

FAIRFAX, VA - Attorney Richard Bolger, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia's 10th District, released a statement this morning suspending his campaign and endorsing Dranesville Supervisor John Foust. The full text of the statement is below:

"When I first decided to run for Congress, I did so because I felt it was important that the voters in Virginia's 10th Congressional District have a real choice against an entrenched incumbent who supported Republican priorities.  When Congressman Wolf retired, the seat became one of the top pick-up opportunities for Democrats in the nation."

"At this point, it has become clear to me that John Foust is our strongest choice with the best chance of helping our party win this seat and change the direction of Congress.  That is why I have reached out to John and told him I am suspending my campaign and will be supporting his candidacy."

"To my friends and supporters, I intend to continue to be active in our community on issues of concern to all of us such as student loan debt, building equity in our homes, and immigration reform.  I've spent the past thirty years fighting for people in my law practice, and I don't intend to stop the fight. On the contrary, I will continue to look for opportunities to serve my fellow Virginians."

"I want to thank my supporters for their encouragement, hard work and inspiration. I can't thank you enough.  But the most important thing we can do now is pull together to make sure there is one less Republican seat in Congress and one more vote for progress."

"I look forward to working with you in the days ahead."

Bolger for Congress
P.O. Box 711556
Herndon, VA 20171
P: 703.385.0400 | F: 703.383.3116

All statements contained within this email should be considered off-the-record unless explicitly stated to be on-the-record or on background.

AND, in this email . . .

10th Members and Chairs,

Pursuant to Section 10 of the 10th District Committee's Call to Convention, I will cancel our nominating convention because only one candidate, John Foust, has filed. The caucuses to elect Delegates to the Convention also need to be cancelled. Please alert your memberships and inform the public on your web site.

Cancelling the Convention means that Mr. Foust will become our nominee. The State Board dictates when  that wlll become official.

To our local city / county chairs: Thank you so much for all the time you put into preparing for these caucuses. I know it took a lot of time and patience to get calls prepared, find venues, etc. .. and I thank each of you for working with us on it.

Let me know if you have any questions. On to November!


Charlie Jackson
Chair, 10th CDDC

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