Big news this evening as Bearing Drift has obtained a copy of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins’ endorsement of Del. Barbara Comstock in VA-10 to replace outgoing Rep. Frank Wolf.
The endorsement isn’t merely notable for its enthusiasm for Comstock’s conservative record, but for what is an irregular (and by some perspectives, risky) move for party leadership backed by a great deal of confidence in Comstock’s ability to lead. I’ll add this — it’s very telling that Mullins’ endorsement focuses very heavily on human rights in places such as China and Darfur. That’s something I appreciate a great deal… and I’m glad to see Mullins recognize Comstock as an inheritor of an excellent track record fighting human rights abuses worldwide.
Other endorsements thus far include conservative commentator Mark Levin, AFP’s Tim Phillips, and the American Conservative Union — all heavy hitters within the conservative movement.
Comstock’s star within GOP circles has long been on the rise, joining credible conservative women such as State Senator Jill Vogel and former RPV chair Kate Obenshain as leaders in their own right.