Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWant the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler Want the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler Trump: Reported security incidents related to Clinton emails 'really big' MORE donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers GOP lawmaker introduces bill to stop revolving door Ex-lawmakers face new scrutiny over lobbying 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 RomneyHarris hits Trump plan for mass deportations in Spanish-language response A health insurer takes on his own industry: Describe clearly what we favor, not attack what we oppose A health insurer takes on his own industry: Describe clearly what we favor, not attack what we oppose MORE’s 2012 presidential campaign and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe DNC's climate problems run deep Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge MORE’s presidential campaign in 2008.

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However, Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally 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.