Comstock rolls out Catholics for ComstockNorthern VirginiaPoliticsVirginia

1909118_10101605331594666_38735942_oAs I’ve been saying for a while, I’m not exactly sure why folks are lining up to lose to Barbara Comstock.

While some candidates try to orchestrate and astroturf support in the 10th Congressional District race for the Republican nomination, Comstock backs it up with an impressive list of supporters – today announcing the first coalition of her campaign: Catholics for Comstock.

This was a shrewd move for Barbara, demonstrating that she’s not going to shrink from a fight, nor is she going to let Rob “Lamb Chop” Wasinger define her using his patented “find six friends to pretend they’re constituents” approach.  This is what I’ve been saying for a while – when it comes to campaigning, there is nobody better than Barbara Comstock.

This isn’t astroturf, folks.  This is real. The coalition is a veritable who’s who of Catholic local, state and national figures and shows a range of support that has expanded since the announcement earlier today.

The coalition will be chaired by The Honorable Jim Nicholson, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and Kate O’Beirne, former Washington editor of the National Review and former Board Member of Ave Maria Law School.

Regarding the launch, Kate O’Beirne said, “While seeking common ground for the common good, Barbara has remained deeply committed to her strong values. She is a staunch supporter of working to create a culture of life and has led the fight on behalf of victims of human trafficking. I am proud to stand with Barbara as she stands up for the most vulnerable among us.”

The list is growing, but so far the Comstock for Congress campaign has released the following members:

The Hon. Jim Nicholson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See- Chairman
Kate O’Beirne, Former Washington Editor, National Review – Chairwoman
The Hon. Newt and Callista Gingrich
The Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum
The Hon. Gene and Trish Scalia
The Hon. John and Michelle Engler
The Hon. Pat Herrity
The Hon. Carl Peed
The Hon. Tom Seeman
Mary Ellen Bork
Rick and Susan Valentine
Neil and Ann Corkery
Dr. Sebastian and Katharine Gorka
Virginia Rowell
Robert and Nadia McConnell
Michael Kelley
Victoria Newton
Derek Gianino
Austin and Cathy Ruse
Staci Cayci
Pat Buckley
Beth and Chris Caron
Daniel Tillson
Nathaniel Kulyk
Ed McFadden
Frank Kelly
Leonard Leo
Dr. Gregg Pane
Brian Pedati
Tracy and Mary Mehan
Marc and Emily Lampkin
Lucia Boone
Edward Yap
Bryce Kidwell
Frederick Costello

Many of these folks are people I’ve worked with for years and they are the real deal.  When you can put together a list like this, you’re not screwing around with fake websites and planted stories on websites few read.

It’s refreshing to see a campaign fighting the right way.

  • Kate

    Barbara’s the real deal – and a done deal. The sooner the 10th realizes that, the sooner she and the 10th district GOP can start preparing to win the general and put Barbara in Washington.

  • Bryce Kidwell

    Delegate, and future Congresswoman Comstock takes a holistic, comprehensive, politically-correct approach when handling issues facing her constituents and works tirelessly to represent the people of her district. As a pro-life, pro-family Catholic, Barbara stands up for everyone’s rights: whether it’s through pro-life efforts or in her work to curb human trafficking, I am confident she will do the same in Washington. That’s why as a young, conservative Republican, and most importantly, a Catholic, I endorse Barbara Comstock for US House. #hold #TeamComstock

  • Marta D. Saltus

    Team Comstock is in it to win it! I’m a proud member of that team!

  • http://www.shaunkenney.com Shaun Kenney

    No sock puppets?

  • Craig M Kilby

    I LOVE Kate O’Beirn. Any candidate she is backing has my backing. Go Comstock!

  • MD Russ

    I don’t think that serial adulterer and multiple divorcee Newt Gingrich is a good poster child for Catholics, much less his wife who was having an affair with him reportedly for years while he was still married to and living with his second wife. And, of course, there is that image problem for Newt because of how he was leading the charge for Clinton’s impeachment because he got a hum-job in the Oval Office while Newt was stepping out with Callista, a staffer 23 years younger than Newt. By, hey, you gotta love those social conservatives and their family values.

  • Alex70

    This is certainly going to be an interesting race to watch, especially now that lunatic/demagogue/fanatic/clown Bob Marshall (also a Catholic) has entered the race. “The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion who have handicaps has increased dramatically,” “Sideshow” alleged four years ago. “Why? Because when you abort the firstborn of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/22/AR2010022204512.html

    I sure do hope the Republican Party–which was often consumed by Moral Majority biblical literalists in the 80s (Virginians Falwell and Robertson) and Newtie’s nasties in the 90s and which now has rolled over for Teapartiers/Ayn Randians/Libertarians like Senator Cruz—will very belatedly produce the antibodies necessary to purge itself of extremism. We’ll know this has taken place when Rush Limbaugh is no longer the party’s most influential spokesperson and Atlas Shrugged is no longer the party’s second-favorite text.

    I’ve genuinely got my fingers crossed.

    Best wishes,
    Alex Leidholdt
    Harrisonburg

    • MD Russ

      Actually, Alex, you have twisted what Bob said. He didn’t say that nature causes disabilities in children born subsequent to an abortion of the first pregnancy. He said that God does it as a punishment for the abortion. That is an Old Testament interpretation of God as an angry, petty, and vengeful deity. Remember how Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land because he once, just once, doubted God and struck the rock in Egypt three times instead of once? The New Testament God, whom Bob Marshall presumably believes in as a Christian, is a loving Father who only allows misfortune and human suffering when it strengthens the faith of His children.

      Bob Marshall is a clown. He cites not what the Bible teaches us but what he thinks it says without actually studying it. Just as he cites what he thinks should be in the Constitution instead of what it actually says.

      • Alex70

        Hi MD, Always a pleasure to read you and respond to you. I can assure you that if I “twisted” Del. Marshall’s remarks it was unintentional. I believe I was quoting exactly from the Post’s account of his remarks. (Please see link.). Perhaps I could have quoted more to provide a more complete understanding of his views, but as an old newspaper editor once told me,”It’s a sin to write too much.” I often sin. Hope all is well with you and this snow. BW, A.

  • WorriedinVA

    There is no reasonable explanation for Catholics and Jews voting for the democrats. If you look up the Progressive Movement in this country, there is definitely an anti-semetic theme there. Catholics are mostly pro-life, I would guess. What’s the story with the republicans getting saddled with the abortion issue? Most catholics in the northeast vote blue – VERY blue.

  • Salvelinus

    Wait….. Doesn’t Comstock want to make contraception available over the counter for women??? Thats not very Catholic!! Another CINO (“Catholic” in Name Only) –

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-congressional-candidate-in-virginia-pushing-for-over-the-counter-b?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifesitenewscomLatestHeadlines+%28LifeSiteNews.com+Latest+Headlines%29