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Chesterbrook Precinct: Comstock's mom predicts big win

Republican challenger Barbara Comstock's mother said outside the Chesterbrook polling place this afternoon that she predicts her daughter will unseat the incumbent, Del. Margaret Vanderhye (D), with 58 percent of the vote today.

Sally Burns, 71, is confident Comstock will win. She was one of seven Republicans pushing the party's candidates here, standing in the same spot as her daughter's opponent did one hour before, in a swing precinct of one of the Commonwealth's most competitive delegate races.

"It's a family affair," said Burns, who lives with her daughter for half the year in McLean, as she passed out sample ballots in front of the polling places entrance. "There's power in numbers. Barbara has lots of friends. To know her is to love her."

Comstock's other relatives are aggressively helping her too, across Fairfax County's 34th district. Her three children--one flew in from his job in California where he works for Republican gubernatorial helpful Meg Whitman, another works for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) at the Capitol and a third is a senior at Villanova University--are all barnstorming around the district. A sister is in town from Philadelphia.

By James Hohmann  |  November 3, 2009; 1:13 PM ET
Categories:  Election Day '09: Chesterbrook Precinct  | Tags: Chesterbrook Precinct  
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