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Richard Bolger Suspends Congressional Campaign

Exit leaves one candidate in Democratic Primary: Dranesville Supervisor John Foust.

Richard Bolger Suspends Congressional Campaign. File photo, provided.
Richard Bolger Suspends Congressional Campaign. File photo, provided.
Fairfax attorney Richard Bolger is suspending his campaign to replace retiring Rep. Frank Wolf in the 10th Congressional District.

In a statement Friday, Bolger put his support behind Dranesville Supervisor John Foust.

“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," Bolger said.

This appears to leave Foust as the last candidate in the Democratic Primary. Leesburg architect Sam Kubba previously dropped out of the race.


Complete statement from Richard Bolger:

“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.”

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