22 Aug 2017
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|
|John & Anne Hazel||$10,800||$7,700|
|Harry & MaryAnn Ghadban||$1,000||$13,500|
Read more about the swamp creatures funding Barbara Comstock’s campaign: