Race to Replace Congressman Frank Wolf Heats Up in Virginia as money from Paul Singer becomes an issue

Marshall to Comstock: Give the Money Back

MANASSAS, VA, 4/7/14 - Delegate Bob Marshall, a member of the Virginia Assembly, is strongly pressing Barbara Comstock to return her share of $400,000 in campaign contributions raised at a recent New York City fundraiser.

The fundraising event was hosted by Paul Singer, the billionaire same-sex marriage advocate, for Comstock and two other Republican women running for Congress.

Marshall cited a Washington Post blog about the fundraiser. (See Both Marshall and Comstock are Republican candidates for the seat being vacated by Congressman Frank Wolf in northern Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

"Donors support the candidates they believe will support their agendas," Marshall said.  "You don't see pro-gun groups donating to gun control candidates."

"How can Barbara Comstock take so much money and convince Republican voters she upholds the Republican Party platform advocating traditional marriage?"

The GOP platform asserts, "We believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman, must be upheld as the national standard Š"

Marshall said that Comstock previously accepted $80,000 from Paul Singer through 2013.  Singer has spent more than $10 million on homosexual marriage causes in the United States and elsewhere, according to a Feb. 18 Politico article. 

Comstock also has accepted $18,700 from attorney Ted Olson, who has been hired by Singer to file lawsuits to overturn state traditional marriage laws.  Olson undid California's Proposition 8 and recently called a court ruling invalidating Virginia's Marriage Amendment a "beautiful decision."

"Barbara Comstock attempts to dismiss Singer's targeted largesse by pointing out other candidates who have accepted his donations," Marshall said.  "However, she fails to reveal that those other candidates accepted Singer's money before his same-sex crusade began in 2010."

Marshall said he wonders whether well- known Catholics who support Comstock - such as former Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) and a former Vatican ambassador - are aware of these donations.

"I doubt they would be comfortable with this," Marshall said.  "I hope they, too, ask her to return this money."

Marshall observed that the homosexual lobby engages in unseemly tactics that are more about "submission" than tolerance, such as bringing about the recent firing of Brandon Eich, Mozilla's chief executive officer, because he contributed $1,000 in 2006 to support California's Proposition 8 affirming traditional marriage.

"Conservative and Republican business owners and officers well might be subjected to gay hiring quotas if Comstock is elected to Congress and if she votes for the so-called gay 'non-discrimination bill' in Congress," Marshall said.  

"Unless Comstock gives the money back today, her disavowals of Singer's gay marriage influence will ring hollow with most Republicans.  And they still might ring hollow even if Comstock returns the money because the question is raised about why she sought and accepted so much money from a gay marriage advocate in the first place." 

DelegateBob Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1991, is one of six candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Congress in Virginia's 10th Congressional District. A GOP "Firehouse Primary" to choose the nominee is being held on Saturday, April 26.

The voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at just ten polling locations throughout the 10th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. 

For more information, visit or call Delegate Marshall on his cell phone at 571-409-0588.


Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress

Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress.

Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congress.

MANASSAS, VA - The Tenth Congressional District is both extensive and diverse.  One important part of the District is comprised of voting precincts in western Prince William County, where conservative voices are both active and involved in the political process.  For that reason, I am thankful that Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors Corey Stewart has endorsed me as the Republican nominee for Congress in the Tenth District.

In backing me, Chairman Stewart notes, “There is only one candidate [Bob Marshall] who has distinguished himself in over two decades in Richmond as a principled and fierce defender of our Virginia and U.S. Constitutions. There is only one candidate who has already successfully represented roughly one third of the people of the Tenth District as their State Delegate in Richmond. And…there is only one candidate who springs to mind as an intellectual warrior who’ll never shrink under the slings and arrows of outrageous Washington liberals.”

Chairman Stewart says that his decision to endorse me for Congress was “an easy one” and then goes on to say in his statement that “…there’s no doubt in my mind that the people of the Tenth District can count on …[Marshall]… as an unflinching advocate of the core values that define us as Republicans: limited government, fiscal discipline, social conservatism and cultural integrity.” 

Chairman Stewart also cited a number of my milestone accomplishments as a legislator in Richmond, noting that, “He [Marshall] authored the Virginia Marriage Amendment. He wrote the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act challenging Obamacare.  He’s a fighter for the rights of Virginians to enjoy privacy in the collection of personal data. He fought against the indefinite detention of citizens as proposed in ill-guided federal legislation. He’s a front row unequivocal pro-life leader.”

I am grateful to Chairman Corey Stewart for his kind words and ask that you will keep his points in mind when you vote in the firehouse primary on Saturday, April 26th


Conservative Bob Marshall Enters Virginia 10th District Congressional Campaign

By CHQ Staff | 2/13/14

Conservative firebrand Delegate Bob Marshall of Prince William County has entered the crowded Republican primary field in Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District. With Marshall in the race the campaign to replace retiring Virginia Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10) has become another battle between a boat rocking conservative and an establishment Republican with backing from the discredited Bush and Romney wing of the GOP.

And Marshall lost no time in defining it in pretty much those terms.

Marshall said Wednesday in an interview with Ben Pershing and Michael Laris of The Washington Post that his chief opponent, Del. Barbara Comstock of Fairfax, has failed to push conservative legislation in a host of crucial areas.

“Nothing on marriage, nothing on protecting the right to life, nothing on the Second Amendment,” Marshall said in an interview with Pershing and Laris. “I’m aggressive on those things. There’s a difference between someone who leads on these things and someone who just votes on them.”

Marshall went straight at the Republican establishment in his interview with The Washington Post’s reporters saying that it’s time for him to move from being a Richmond legislator to being one in Washington, where he can take on President Obama more aggressively than House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has, particularly on Obama’s use of executive actions to make changes to the Affordable Care Act.

“What has Boehner done to stop it? If he’s done something, he’s done it in the closet. I can’t see it. This is destroying representative government,” Marshall told the Post reporters.


Read the full article at CHQ.