GOP Rep. Goodlatte’s Son Donates Maximum Amount to Democrat Running to Replace Him
Well this should be an interesting Thanksgiving dinner table. Bobby Goodlatte, the son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)—the chairman the House Judiciary Committee and a harsh critic of FBI investigations of the Trump campaign—announced on Twitter late Sunday that he will be donating to the Democrat running to replace his father and hopes to “flip” Virginia’s Sixth District. “I just gave the maximum allowed donation to Jennifer Lewis, a democrat running for my father’s congressional seat. I’ve also gotten 5 other folks to commit to donate the max. 2018 is the year to flip districts — let’s do this!” Rep. Goodlatte announced his retirement in November 2017. Lewis supports Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage, and marijuana legalization, HuffPost reports. She is running against Republican Ben Cline.