James Comey knocks on doors for Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Trump knocks Sally Yates ahead of congressional testimony MORE is canvassing Tuesday in Virginia for Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat running in a competitive race against vulnerable Republican Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockLive coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings Gun debate raises stakes in battle for Virginia legislature Progressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats 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 TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE fired Comey last year.