U.S. House of Representatives 10th District challenger Luann Bennett formally kicked off her campaign Wednesday with an event held at The Bungalow Lakehouse Restaurant in Sterling.
“The 10th District deserves a congressperson who reflects its values,” Bennett said, mentioning women’s choice, immigration, environmental protection, gun law reform, and the need for a “cradle-to-grave education strategy in this country, so nobody is left behind ever again.”
The event was attended by a long list of local Democrats, including Attorney General Mark Herring, Virginia Senators Jennifer T. Wexton (D-33) and Barbara A. Favola (D-31), Delegates John J. Bell (D-87) and Mark D. Sickles (D-43), and Loudoun Supervisors Koran T. Saines (D-Sterling) and Kristen C. Umstattd (D-Leesburg), among others.
Bennett hopes to unseat Barbara Comstock in a district the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified as one of sixteen “Red to Blue” races, which Democrats are targeting for a party change.
“It’s ‘welcome to battleground Loudoun,”” Herring said. “This is a battleground county, in a battleground state, in a really big year.”