James Comey knocks on doors for Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton

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 is canvassing Tuesday in Virginia for Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat running in a competitive race against vulnerable Republican 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 (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 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 fired Comey last year.