Clinton Campaign Opens Loudoun Office

The Democratic Party opened a field office in Leesburg on Wednesday evening with brief speeches from several local Democrats and 10th Congressional District  challenger Luann Bennett.

U.S. House of Representatives 10th District challenger Luann Bennett speaks at the opening of the Clinton campaign's Leesburg field office. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
U.S. House of Representatives 10th District challenger Luann Bennett speaks at the opening of the Clinton campaign’s Leesburg field office. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)

Bennett and elected officials spoke in a crowded, stuffy, quickly warming room on the corner of Church and Loudoun streets filled with an enthusiastic crowd that spilled out onto the lawn.

Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd (D-Leesburg) contrasted Clinton and Bennett to Republican rivals Donald Trump and Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10).

“We cannot afford to fail, because on the other  side looms a never-ending attack on the brave and generous America we love,” Umstattd said, adding the Republican Party had been “hijacked by a greed-driven, tantrum-throwing opportunist.”

“What we don’t need to do is build walls or label our immigrants,” Bennett said. “What Hillary knows, and what we all know, is that we are in fact stronger together.”

Volunteers sign up at the opening of the Clinton campaign's Leesburg field office. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
Volunteers sign up at the opening of the Clinton campaign’s Leesburg field office. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)

The event was also attended by Virginia Sen. Jennifer T. Wexton (D-33), County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large), Leesburg Vice Mayor Kelly Burk, and Leesburg council member and Loudoun Democratic party chairman Marty Martinez.

“What I want you all to do right now is do a 360 and look who’s here,” Martinez said. “Look at all the different people we have: young, old, different colors.”

Leesburg-area Clinton campaign organizer Michael Abucewicz declined to take questions.

Numbers hang on the wall of the Leesburg Clinton campaign office counting down the days until the November election. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
Numbers hang on the wall of the Leesburg Clinton campaign office counting down the days until the November election. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)

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8 thoughts on “Clinton Campaign Opens Loudoun Office

  • 2016-08-04 at 4:11 am

    Kristen Umstattd, the previous Mayor of Leesburg and current resident of Leesburg, fails to mention that she continues to pander to the (illegal) Latino community and readily continues to use every opportunity to siphon our tax money to support their causes. She supports candidates running for Town Council, such as Evan MacBeth, who prioritize the Route 15/Fort Evans Road Intersection over the Route 7/Battlefield Parkway Parkway project (ironically Fort Evans is adjacent to the “Plaza Street primarily Latino neighborhoods” – this is truly pandering to your base). Perhaps Kristen should look at the long-list of Federal Agents who’ve come forward to convey how poorly Hillary has treated them as the F word seems to be the New Norm in her vocabulary, but I guess “At this point, what does it really matter?”……

    • 2016-08-04 at 5:39 pm

      You obviously haven’t read how many people (of all races and ethnicities) have been killed or injured trying to cross Rte 15 and Fort Evans Road, and it has nothing to do with the Latino neighborhoods!

      On the note of Donald Trump (or you can add the other equally funny nicknames that I have read about him), I find it sad and scary that people are following this human being. No politician is perfect…THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS NOT MACHINES!!!!! With what the other poster said about properly vetting the refugees, why do you think it takes TWO YEARS TO GET INTO THE UNITED STATES? What do you think the government is doing?…Playing Poker?

      Yes, you should be politically correct; however, the more important factor is that you have to be compassionate and considerate how your words and actions hurt another person. Obviously, Mr. Trump and the people who follow him don’t care.

      I, for one, are going to learn ALL THE FACTS ABOUT BOTH CANDIDATES, and make an educated and knowledgeable decision about the candidate that I FEEL would do the best work for the United States as well as the rest of the world. I hope and pray that the rest of the country does the same.

  • 2016-08-04 at 9:09 am

    Always glad to see political interest in our local community. AND, I am of course not surprised about leesburgfinest’s comment. At least that poster is consistent – consistently wrong. Glad to see Supervisor Umstattd is willing to speak forcefully about the Amazing Donald and the Bombastic Traveling Show. Never call an election until it is done, but it does seem that Donald Trump is very determined to lose this election in a HUGE way! And why anyone who claims to be a principled republican would vote for Donald Trump is beyond me. So, I suppose some who claim to be “principled” really are not.

  • 2016-08-04 at 1:16 pm

    The number of folks that could not get into the Trump rally was far more than several hundred. It had to exceed a thousand people. The overflow parking lot was full by 9:30. The media reports about a very hundred protestors not the turnout by people fed up with Hillary Clinton who is a liar and crook who has compromised national security. She (and most Democrats) have done little to help create jobs for the residents of the inner cities which are largely in bad shape.

    Trump has issues but we need border security. We have an illegal migrant problem costing billions of dollars (and some lives). We also do not need refugees from suspect countries who cannot be vetted properly. Muslims are welcome but must adhere to the Constitution. Trump does not want a permanent ban, just a system that will strengthen security. How many terrorist acts do we need in America before people say enough is enough? Hillary does not care. She only wants power. She also is getting millions from the Wall Street crowd who she supposedly is against. What a fraud.

    The country is bankrupt financially. Hillary is not the answer.

  • 2016-08-04 at 2:15 pm

    Hillary wants to increase taxes to promote more government. The number of people on food stamps has increased over the last eight years and the middle class is shrinking. Business, particularly small business, will continue to be hurt by more taxes and regulations. Trump, despite his flaws, will be better for job creation and growth. As Margaret Thatcher said, “socialist is fine until you run out of other people’s money.”

    BTW, just read where a Black Lives Matter “leader” mentioned that Hillary is just using the black community for votes. See Hillary’s America before it leaves the theatre. Not a perfect film but it shows that Democrats running most cities are not helping the residents. Wake up folks.

  • 2016-08-05 at 7:53 am

    Understanding that anonymous posts on newspaper websites are not the place where one finds reasoned, respectful discussions, I’ll note anyway that the book by the former Secret Service agent about Hillary Clinton should not be on the nonfiction list, according to the Secret Service association. This is from (June 16): “The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have seen any of what he claims — he was too low-ranking — say several high-level members of Secret Service presidential details, including the president of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service. On Tuesday, AFAUSSS, which is strictly nonpartisan, is set to release a statement blasting Gary Byrne author of “Crisis in Character,” saying members ‘strongly denounce’ the book.”

    As far as Leesburg Council members and candidates and the bypass/Ft. Evans Road, striving to serve constituents’ needs and promote their safety, regardless of their ethnicity, is a trait that many would like to see more of in their elected officials.

  • 2016-08-07 at 7:36 pm

    It looks like we have at least 150 people in Leesburg who support the big lying loser, Clinton.

    • 2016-08-10 at 9:36 am

      My name is Tony Fasolo, not Tony Mifflin and want you ton know who I am. it would help if you let us all know who you are-??

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