Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFeinstein requests Senate hearings with Whitaker, Sessions If Mueller were fired, could he — would he — go public? The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Trump says Florida races should be called for GOP | Latest on California wildfires | Congress set for dramatic lame duck MORE donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockVirginia New Members 2019 Defeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president GOP lawmaker defends Mia Love from Trump attacks: 'I was disgusted when I heard it' 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 RomneyUtah New Members 2019 The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Leadership elections in Congress | Freshman lawmakers arrive | Trump argues he can restrict reporter access Rick Scott appears with GOP senators, ignores voter fraud question as recount continues MORE’s 2012 presidential campaign and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain would have said ‘enough’ to acrimony in midterms, says Cindy McCain Trump nominates Jim Gilmore for ambassador post Arizona New Members 2019 MORE’s presidential campaign in 2008.

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However, Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ 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.