WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) today released the ad “Lisa” in Virginia’s 10th congressional district race, showing what John Foust’s sexist comments about Barbara Comstock mean to women in Northern Virginia.
Last month, John Foust attacked his opponent Barbara Comstock, who is a mother, lawyer and legislator, by saying, “I don’t think she’s even had a real job.” Condemned as “sexist” and “disrespectful,” John Foust’s offensive remarks about Barbara Comstock apply to working mothers throughout Northern Virginia. A recent poll by CLF found that 62% of respondents, including 70% of women, were less likely to vote for John Foust after hearing his sexist statement.
The ad will air on Washington DC broadcast and cable TV as part of CLF’s $1 Million independent expenditure campaign in the VA-10 race. The “Lisa” ad campaign will also include a 15-second version for online advertising.
“When he demeaned working mom Barbara Comstock as never having a real job, John Foust let Northern Virginia women know they don’t really count in his world,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for Congressional Leadership Fund. “If John Foust can’t bring himself to respect a woman’s work, just imagine what he’d do in Congress to turn back the clock on women. John Foust’s sexist and offensive views of women should have no place in Congress.”
LISA: As a working mother, it’s frustrating how ignorant politicians
like John Foust are about the real world.
ANNCR: John Foust questioned whether Barbara Comstock,
a mother and partner at her law firm, ever even had a real job.
LISA: I’m a partner at my law firm. I’m a mother.
It is sexist and offensive that John Foust doesn’t think those are real jobs.
He wasn’t just attacking his opponent. John Foust was attacking me.
ANNCR: Congressional Leadership Fund is responsible for the content of this advertising.