Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCountering the ongoing Republican delusion How Biden should sell his infrastructure bill 'Finally, infrastructure week!': White House celebrates T bill MORE donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect The Memo: Trump pours gas on tribalism with Jan. 6 rewrite MORE (R) in November.

Comey donated $2,700 to Wexton's campaign in September as the Virginia Democrat continues to gain momentum in the state's hotly-contested 10th congressional district race, Federal Election Commission filings show.

The former FBI head has traditionally donated to Republican campaigns, including Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyUS expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics soon: report GOP anger with Fauci rises No deal in sight as Congress nears debt limit deadline MORE’s 2012 presidential campaign and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns GOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News MORE’s presidential campaign in 2008.

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However, Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE in May 2017, revealed earlier this year that he was leaving the Republican party because of the president.

"The Republican Party has left me and many others," he said at the time. "I just think they've lost their way and I can't be associated with it." 

He also added that he thinks the Republican Party now reflects "entirely Donald Trump's values."

"It doesn't reflect values at all. It's transactional, it's ego-driven, it's in service to his ego," Comey said.

The former longtime Republican has since called on Americans to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections, saying: "Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us."

A Monmouth University poll released earlier this month shows Wexton leading Comstock by 6 points in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.