May 23, 2022 News & Press Releases

Swamp-Backed Anti-Abortion Radical Wins Republican Nomination for VA-10

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA – After a chaotic race-to-the-right Republican primary, Republicans in the 10th district voted for a swampy anti-abortion radical as their nominee against two-time Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. Hung Cao, the Republican nominee, represents everything that is wrong with Washington. From embracing the corrupt D.C. establishment to supporting far-right anti-abortion stances, Cao is out of touch with VA-10 Virginians.

So who is “political novice” Hung Cao? Here is a little background on the radical Republican:

Cao has made his anti-abortion stance a central issue of his campaign. When news broke of the pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Hung fully embraced his anti-abortion, anti-woman stance. He even went as far as praising the Supreme Court’s pending decision to destroy decades of women’s rights, tweeting he was “thrilled.” On his website, Hung has also published a bizarre comparison saying, “How is it that bacteria on Mars is considered life, but a viable fetus is not?”

Cao has also been fully embraced by the swampiest creatures in Washington, and would be a rubber stamp for their extreme agenda. One of his main supporters is former Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned in disgrace after misusing taxpayer dollars and abusing his position for personal gain. Cao is also endorsed by former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson, who was found to have engaged in “inappropriate conduct” during his time in the White House. The report alleges that Jackson had a pattern of abusive behavior towards staff, sexual harassment claims, and illegally prescribed medicines including opioids to staff. If these are the people Cao surrounds himself with, then Virginians have reason to be concerned.

“Hung Cao isn’t running for Congress to represent Virginians' best interest, he’s running to help his corrupt DC swamp friends,” said DPVA Spokesperson Gianni Snidle. “Simply put, he is an anti-abortion MAGA Republican who will undoubtedly launch attack after attack on a women’s right to choose and make it harder for Virginia families to thrive.”