The Confederates in Comstock's Attic

The Confederates in Comstock

We spend a lot of time analyzing Barbara Comstock’s FEC filings, because we want to understand who pulls her strings and how she thinks about important issues.

We already know that Barbara Comstock is a creature of the swamp, trading on her congressional position to collect millions from wealthy corporate donors. (Read more below.)

We know that she is a hard-core social conservative, heavily backed by Betsy DeVos, Sheldon Adelson, and other idealogues who want to impose their socio-religious beliefs on everyone else.

Now we have learned that Barbara is backed by the same donors who support alt-right favorite Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

Stewart wraps himself in a Confederate flag, espouses extremist views, and touts his support for Donald Trump. Stewart romped “through the fetid fields of intolerance and Confederacy nostalgia” and lost the nomination by just 1.25% of the vote.

What are these campaign donors hearing from Barbara Comstock that they also hear from Corey Stewart?

Well, to start, Comstock publicly aligned herself with Stewart by voting to display the Confederate flag in the U.S. House of Representatives. Comstock is likely saying to donors, in private, some of the same hateful things that Corey Stewart says in public about liberal snowflakes and the alt-left.

Why else would Corey Stewart’s donors throw money at her?

You get what you pay for.

Table 1. Examples of Campaign Funding by Joint Comstock-Stewart Donors

Contributor Barbara Comstock Corey Stewart
Giuseppe and Mercedes Cecchi $16,200 $20,000
Dwight and Martha Schar $10,800 $15,000
Gary Nakamoto $5400 $10,000
John & Anne Hazel $10,800 $7,700
Harry & MaryAnn Ghadban $1,000 $13,500
Robert Hartwell $1,000 $2,163

Further Reading

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