Lindsey Davis Stover Applauds Decision to Hold State-Run Primary in VA-10

McLean, VA – Lindsey Davis Stover, former Obama Administration official and candidate for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, today thanked Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Committee for their decision to hold a state-run primary to select the Democratic nominee to run against Barbara Comstock in 2018.

“I am thrilled with the committee’s decision to hold a state-run primary and want to thank all of the activists from across the district who have stepped up time after time advocating for a fair and open process for choosing the Democratic nominee,” said Lindsey Davis Stover. “Hundreds of voters have stood up for the right to vote and participate in the process and to them I say, your voices were heard today.”

Lindsey was the first candidate to call for a state-run primary in VA-10.

In September, Lindsey launched an online petition VA is for Voters which informs voters on the various options to choose the Democratic nominee in VA-10 and ultimately argues for an open, fair, state-run primary. The petition VA for Voters has gathered hundreds of signatures. Two months ago, she said “we either trust the voters or we don’t — I do.  If we can’t stand up for the basic notion that voters should have the right to vote, then we forfeit our right to lead on any other issue.” She urged her fellow candidates in the race to “put trust in the voters and value the voice of every single voter in VA-10.”

Two weeks ago, she again advocated on behalf of voters wanting a voice by launching a digital campaign with social media advertisements advocating for a state-run primary. She argued that the overwhelming turnout and historic results of November 2 election made it clear that Virginians are fired up and ready to elect new, bold leadership up and down the ballot. See her statement and digital ads here.

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