James Comey knocks on doors for Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Trump DOJ officials sought to block search of Giuliani records: report MORE is canvassing Tuesday in Virginia for Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat running in a competitive race against vulnerable Republican Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockFormer GOP lawmaker says party should denounce Marjorie Taylor Greene Former GOP congresswoman calls on Republicans to back impeachment 22 retired GOP members of Congress call for Trump's impeachment MORE (Va.) 

"Voted. Now going out to knock on doors to urge everyone to vote," Comey tweeted. 

"Should be fun." 

Comey showed up at a canvassing launch spot for Wexton, asked for Wexton stickers and received a script, said Aaron Fritschner, Wexton's communications director.


"He told me it is his first time canvassing," Fritschner said.  


Comstock's seat is seen as a must-win for Democrats as they fight to retake the House majority. The Cook Political Report rates the race as "lean Democratic."

Comey has been politically outspoken ahead of the elections, urging people to vote for Democrats this fall.

"Policy differences don't matter right now," he tweeted in July. 

"History has its eyes on us." 

Comey and his wife, Patrice Comey, each contributed the maximum amount to Wexton's campaign in September, according to FEC filings. 

James Comey said in 2016 that he was a lifelong Republican, but is no longer registered with the party. President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE fired Comey last year.