Campaign 2010

Dec 17, 2013

DCCC Statement on Congressman Wolf’s Retirement in VA-10

DCCC Executive Director Kelly Ward released the following statement after Congressman Frank Wolf announced his retirement in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district – a toss-up district.

“House Republicans have inflicted untold damage on northern Virginia families, with their reckless government shutdown and refusal to focus on the right priorities like creating jobs. With more irresponsible brinksmanship on the horizon, it’s no wonder that Frank Wolf is choosing to leave Congress rather than defend his party’s record of failing on jobs, failing to work together and failing to protect seniors. Looking ahead to 2014, Virginia Republicans’ track record of nominating the most extreme candidate means they won’t find a centrist to fill Frank Wolf’s shoes in this toss-up district, but they will choose a candidate who will look at lot like the radicals in this Republican Congress.”

BACKGROUND:

 

  • Congressman Wolf outperformed Mitt Romney by 10 points in 2012, and Tim Kaine won the district in 2012 with 51 percent of the vote.
  • President Obama won the district in 2008 with 51 percent of the vote.