James Comey knocks on doors for Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump says public can see Mueller report Anderson Cooper blasts Trump over McCain attacks: 'He's punching a person who is dead' Clyburn: Trump and family 'greatest threats to democracy' in lifetime MORE is canvassing Tuesday in Virginia for Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat running in a competitive race against vulnerable Republican Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockGOP lawmaker introduces bill to stop revolving door Ex-lawmakers face new scrutiny over lobbying Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign 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 John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE fired Comey last year.