With the election less than two months away, politican campaigns are heating up, including Virginia's 10th congressional district race. Both candidates in the race are keeping busy.
Local Democrats gathered Sunday in McLean for a fundraising reception to benefit Democrat Kristin Cabral, who is running for Congress. Meanwhile, incumbent Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Jr., spent his Saturday campaigning in Prince William County's Haymarket, where he was getting to know some of his new constituents. Haymarket was added to Virginia's 10th congressional district after redistricting. Chantilly is part of the district.
McLean resident Cabral, a 46-year-old Harvard Law grad, federal prosecutor and mother of two, is running against Republican Wolf, 73, of Vienna. Wolf and his wife have raised five children.
Wolf, whose campaign is headquartered in Chantilly, has raised more than $750,000 for his reelection campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He faces challenger Cabral on the ballot on Nov. 6.
Cabral has raised $138,054 in her race to defeat Wolf, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. So far, Cabral has spent $83,471 as of June 30.
Wolf, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies has raised a total of $751,868 for his reelection campaign, as of June 30, the latest figures available from the Center for Reponsive Politics. So far, as of June 30, Wolf has spent $412,082.
The top five top contributors to Wolf's campaign are:
- Northrop Grumman: $11,200
- Deloitte LLP: $10,500
- Lockheed Martin: $10,500
- Bechtel Group: $10,000
- Orbital Sciences Corp.: $10,000
The top five contributors to Cabral's campaign are:
- Greentech Automotive: $2,500
- Cooley LLP: $1,000
- Dickenson Wright LLP: $1,000
- Edwards Widlman: $1,000
- Joyce Ziker Parkinson PLLC: $1,000
Wolf's top donors come from McLean's 22101 ZIP code. Cabral's top donors come from Vienna's 22181 ZIP code.
For more on Cabral's campaign, visit her Web site: Kristin Cabral for Congress.
For more on Wolf's campaign, visit his Web site: Wolf Works!