Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad
August 18th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton isn't running for Congress in Virginia's 10th district. But you wouldn't know that based on a Democratic super PAC web ad targeting the race.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely presidential contender in 2016, is featured prominently in a House Majority PAC web ad released Monday that looks to target Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee for the northern Virginia seat.

On the campaign trail, Comstock has heralded her role as chief investigative counsel for the House Committee on Government Reform during former President Bill Clinton's second term in office. Comstock was a thorough investigator and headed a number of high-profile investigations into Clinton White House affairs.

While some turned up malfeasance, others didn't and Clinton loyalists have labels Comstock a serial and professional Clinton-hater.

"Barbara Comstock's running for Congress, hell-bent on smearing Hillary Clinton," said a narrator in the House Majority PAC ad.

The ad goes on to say that Comstock is "almost unhinged in her passion to bring down the Clintons," citing a book by David Brock, a Clinton defender.

"Regardless of Clinton's political future, Virginians deserve a representative who will focus on them, not a long-standing political vendetta," Matt Thornton, communications director for the PAC, said in a statement.

In a statement to CNN, a spokeswoman for Comstock called the ad a distraction from "the issues residents of the 10th District are concerned about."

"Virginians are concerned about the future not decades old political grudges," said Johanna Persing, a campaign spokeswoman. "Virginians know that Barbara Comstock has a proven legislative record of helping to grow the economy and creating jobs and those are her priorities when she is elected to Congress."

The ad is paired with a simple website, StandingWithHillary.com. On the website, visitors are asked to register with their email and postal code.

Comstock has not been shy in her desire to continue to investigate the Clintons. She told delegates at the Virginia state Republican convention that if elected, she would try to get to the bottom the September 11, 2012 terror attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans. The attack, which occurred while Clinton was secretary of state, has continued to dog her since she left the office in 2013.

Clinton has been more open about her presidential aspirations of late. Widely seen the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, the former first lady is already getting hit in campaign ads from the right.

Comstock will face off against John Foust, the Democratic nominee for the seat, in November. Both are vying to replace the retiring Rep. Frank Wolf.


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. salty dog

    "Continues to dog her", OK, whatever you say, its more like Republicans continue to waste your tax dollars, and avoid doing anything that remotely resembles real work, and continue to ignore the lack of any evidence of wrong doing, and insist she will expose the CIA operations that were /are still going on. But my question is about her credentials, you know, the important stuff, like can she castrate a pig, ride a motorcycle, shoot guns? I simply couldn't imagine being so naive, or spiteful, and I doubt I'll ever be rich enough to vote for any Republican, ever.

    August 18, 2014 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Obviously Sniffin and Gurgling Ozass in Tampa

    Can't wait to see Republican AND Democrat Obama-hatin' ads to start coming out!

    Clinton/Corzine 2016 – you thought the billions lost by the State Dept and MF Global was bad...

    August 18, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  3. rick

    Its monday. Time for the daily feather fluffing of Hillary. But no matter what. Feathers are still dirty..

    August 18, 2014 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    "Serial Clinton hater"? is it possible that the we need to "demilitarize" our politics? It's come off the rails, folks.

    August 18, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Hillary is a lousy candidate.........anyone who lived through the Clinton years, in Bill's presidency, which was really nothing but a series of scandals, should already know that. They should also know that Hillary was a major player in some of those scandals.

    August 18, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    -can't see Nov here, to drive all these rethuglicans home and fix hospital hackers done by these GOP I suspect. Drive all rethuglicans home, all say Hillary16.

    August 18, 2014 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  7. Redme

    H Clinton like most dems are just backwards on things and time will prove this ? It must be sad to be four fries short of having a full happy meal .

    August 18, 2014 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. aaron

    Lovely. She was part of that $80 million waste of tax money used to investigate Clinton during impeachment. If only they'd seen fit to probe the crooks who got away with billions, brought our economy to its knees in 2008. Instead, they're still in Congress or on the outside telling the crooked members of Congress how to vote.

    August 18, 2014 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. salty dog

    It is frightening to think the ones who crashed our economy, still have much control over it, and are being paid to "fix"it, lord help us.

    August 18, 2014 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. Yes to Hope and Change - Hillary 2016

    Run Hillary, Run.....

    Back to Arkansas, you covered up white water, travel gate, health care 101, Libya, and for your cheating husband. And for giving into the pressure of 2008 to let BHO win your nomination for president.

    You don't deserve a second chance. Hang it up. Be a grandmother and help heal your marriage. That is the important job we cannot afford you mess up.

    August 18, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. rs

    Rick McDaniel

    Hillary is a lousy candidate.........anyone who lived through the Clinton years, in Bill's presidency, which was really nothing but a series of scandals, should already know that. They should also know that Hillary was a major player in some of those scandals.
    ___________________________
    I dunno, Rick. It was under the Clintons we had our last remotely good economy for the Middle Class. As to the "scandals", we got exposed to the GOP's now fully bloomed insanity of "say anything" idiocy of fake controversies, or more politely, "controversies without facts". I think the biggest scandal was the GOP impeaching Clinton, all the while Newt Gingrich was having an affair-and lying about it.
    The GOP is a very sick, moral-less body, that has no interest in leadership. Just division and hatred.

    August 18, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  12. Tom l

    I think the biggest scandal was the GOP impeaching Clinton, all the while Newt Gingrich was having an affair-and lying about it.
    ________

    What does Newt Gingrich have to do with lying under oath?

    August 18, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  13. it must be said

    Heck, the far left controlling faction of the Democrat Party, the Progressive/Communist wing, even hates Hillary Clinton. Where the ad attacking them? Why do you think they want their far left whack job Warren to run?

    August 18, 2014 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  14. ????

    CNN must be convinced that Hillary is such a lame candidate that she constantly needs to have puff pieces written about her to bolster her supposed candidacy. It is really sad when you think about it.

    August 18, 2014 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  15. rs

    Tom l

    I think the biggest scandal was the GOP impeaching Clinton, all the while Newt Gingrich was having an affair-and lying about it.
    ________

    What does Newt Gingrich have to do with lying under oath?
    ____________________
    Certainly, TOM I, even you the hyper partisan you are can see the utter hypocrisy of putting a sitting President of the United States on trial for lying about an affair, lead by a Speaker of the House of Representatives who himself was lying about an affair.... or am I wrong about you?

    August 18, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Tom l

    I think the biggest scandal was the GOP impeaching Clinton, all the while Newt Gingrich was having an affair-and lying about it.
    ________

    What does Newt Gingrich have to do with lying under oath?
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    I think Clinton was protecting his wife's reputation under the circumstances. I think any husband would have denied cheating on his wife in that scenario. Bill put his job on the line to protect her reputation. Bravo, for Bill.

    August 18, 2014 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  17. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Really can't wait to see Thad Cochran,Kevin McCarthy,Thom Tillis,Sheldon Adelson,Rupert Mourdoch,Karl Rove,Lindsey Graham,John McCain,Susan Collins,Hayley Barbour,Grover Norquist and the GOP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea potty's throats EXACTLY like They stuffed Romney down. Straight no chaser. Hillary will drink to that!

    August 18, 2014 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  18. Fair is Fair

    rs

    Tom l

    I think the biggest scandal was the GOP impeaching Clinton, all the while Newt Gingrich was having an affair-and lying about it.
    ________

    What does Newt Gingrich have to do with lying under oath?
    ____________________
    Certainly, TOM I, even you the hyper partisan you are can see the utter hypocrisy of putting a sitting President of the United States on trial for lying about an affair, lead by a Speaker of the House of Representatives who himself was lying about an affair.... or am I wrong about you?
    -------–
    What difference does it make about what was the subject of his lying? He lied UNDER OATH, which is perjury, and most certainly falls under the realm of high crimes and misdemeanors to file articles of impeachment.

    August 18, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    "What difference does it make about what was the subject of his lying? He lied UNDER OATH, which is perjury, and most certainly falls under the realm of high crimes and misdemeanors to file articles of impeachment."
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    LOL. Bill did what any good husband would have done to protect his wife from public humiliation. He denied it. He risked his job and everything. And, it drives the right wing absolutely bug nuts that Hillary loved him to tears for doing it.

    August 18, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |