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Comstock Gains Fundraising Edge Over Foust

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    New campaign-finance reports show Republican Barbara Comstock has gained a significant fundraising edge over Democrat John Foust in their closely watched race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress.

    The reports show Comstock pulled in $1.3 million in the last three months. Foust just crossed the $1 million threshold, and did so only by personally loaning his campaign $150,000.

    Comstock also has an edge in cash on hand for the campaign's final weeks.

    Previous campaign-finance reports had shown Foust with a slight fundraising lead. Earlier this month, Foust's campaign trumpeted the fact that it had crossed the $1 million threshold, but failed to mention that it relied on a loan from the candidate to do so.

    The Foust-Comstock race is expected to be the tightest congressional race in Virginia.