By Stephanie Murray (Politico) –
A high-ranking Republican lawmaker’s son donated the “maximum amount” to a Democrat running to replace his father.
Bobby Goodlatte, the son of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), made the surprise announcement on Twitter Sunday night. Goodlatte is retiring after 13 terms in Congress.
“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!” Bobby Goodlatte wrote on Twitter, where he describes himself as a product designer and angel investor based in San Francisco.