From the Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) reelection campaign:
Spanberger Campaign Releases First TV Ad of 2020, “Called to Serve”
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Rep. Abigail Spanberger today released her first television ad ahead of the November 2020 election. The 30-second spot reflects her record of public service and her commitment to serving the people of Central Virginia in Congress.
In the ad, Spanberger delivers a hopeful message: that our nation has overcome difficult challenges in the past, and that we can do the same today. “Called to Serve” also highlights Spanberger’s demonstrated record of working across party lines to get things done for Virginia’s Seventh District.
“When I ran for Congress, I didn’t run to serve a party. I ran to serve our district and our country,” said Spanberger. “Serving people — not special interests — is what matters. In a time of such incredible uncertainty, my commitment to our neighbors hasn’t changed. Our people-powered campaign is focused on the work I do each day for our district’s families, workers, and communities. In the coming weeks, I look forward to having direct conversations about critical issues like rising healthcare and prescription drug costs, the reopening concerns of small businesses, and the need to expand opportunity for the next generation of Virginians.”
Spanberger’s first television ad of this cycle also demonstrates her focus on the needs of her constituents, not the priorities of lobbyists and corporate PACs. In contrast to her opponent, Spanberger has taken a pledge to refuse campaign contributions from corporate PACs. And during her first weeks in Congress, she helped introduce and pass landmark legislation to reduce the influence of special interests in U.S. politics, strengthen campaign finance requirements, and make long overdue ethics reforms across the federal government.
Spanberger has been widely recognized for building broad coalitions, working with both parties, and advancing solutions-focused legislation. Recently, she was ranked as one of the top five most bipartisan House Democrats in the 116th Congress by the nonpartisan Lugar Center, and last month, she received the first-ever “Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship” from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.