More Youngkinology & Jeff Roe Remorse Theories

Will it be possible for Glenn Youngkin to jump into the race after the midterms and have a successful run?
Will it be possible for Glenn Youngkin to jump into the race after the midterms and have a successful run? Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Tara Palmeri
May 8, 2023

Before joining the prestigious Baker Donelson firm as a lobbyist specializing in cybersecurity and privacy issues, Barbara Comstock was a respected two-term congresswoman representing the wealthy outer Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C—a purple-ish district she took over from a Republican, held as it swung from Romney to Clinton in 2016, and lost to a Democrat two years later, during the great midterm revolt against Trump. At the time, she was ranked one of the top ten most effective lawmakers by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. 

Everyone in Washington knows that Comstock is a serious player. She was head of research and strategy at the Republican National Committee, the director of public affairs at the Justice Department, and a senior advisor on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Now, she’s moonlighting alongside other Never Trump heretics like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to make sure the former president never gets elected again. She’s also supporting anti-Trump candidates at the state, local, and even federal levels.