Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Barr’s first task as AG: Look at former FBI leaders’ conduct Dems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell MORE donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockDems win Virginia state Senate special election Dem rep asks for asks for pay to be withheld during shutdown New Dem lawmaker hangs trans flag outside office on Capitol Hill 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 RomneyThe Senate should host the State of the Union Dem leaders avert censure vote against Steve King GOP reasserts NATO support after report on Trump’s wavering MORE’s 2012 presidential campaign and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGrassley to test GOP on lowering drug prices Listen, learn and lead: Congressional newcomers should leave the extremist tactics at home Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal MORE’s presidential campaign in 2008.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values 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.