A Virginia Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives is getting blowback after saying his Republican opponent has never "had a real job." The Washington Post reports:
Republicans called Democrat John W. Foust an insensitive sexist after he questioned whether his opponent in the race to succeed Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.), a woman who has been a congressional aide, lobbyist and Justice Department spokeswoman, had “even had a real job.”
Foust, a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors running in Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, was trying to cast himself as more in touch with the needs of working Virginians when he questioned Republican state Del. Barbara J. Comstock’s commitment to creating jobs at a campaign event Thursday evening in Leesburg.
“In her mind, that means giving tax benefits to special interests and the super wealthy,” Foust said. “I don’t think she’s even had a real job.”
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Foust and Comstock are vying for the seat held by retiring Republican Frank Wolf, for whom Comstock worked in the 1990s.