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BREAKING: Five-Term U.S. Senator John W. Warner (R-VA) Endorses Abigail Spanberger for Reelection in VA07

"Abigail is eminently qualified to preserve those values that present and future generations are most likely to desire"


Great endorsement for Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07)!  Compare and contrast with yesterday’s far-right freak show (Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Amanda Chase, etc.) for Spanberger’s Republican opponent, Nick Freitas. This is really an easy choice for VA07 voters – reelect Rep. Abigail Spanberger!

Five-Term U.S. Senator John W. Warner (R-VA) Endorses Abigail Spanberger for Reelection

GLEN ALLEN, VA — Former U.S. Senator John W. Warner (R-VA) — the second-longest serving U.S. Senator in Virginia’s history — today released the following letter to the Seventh District endorsing Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s campaign for reelection to the U.S. House.

“I have enjoyed discussing with Abigail Spanberger the many issues facing the people of Virginia during these extraordinary and uncertain times. The COVID-19 crisis, its damaging impact on our nation, is foremost on all of our minds. Our response requires leaders like Abigail who are working with other public officeholders, listening to the citizenry, and taking into consideration their views as decisions are made in how best to help Virginia.

“As Abigail travels her district, she gains an awareness firsthand of how these difficult times are impacting, increasingly, your life and that of your family and neighbors. Based on her valuable experience gained in her first term in Congress proudly representing the Seventh District, she better understands how to make sure Virginia gets its fair share of federal assistance, especially those working in agriculture or operating a small business.

“During my entire 30 years in the Senate, I lived on my farm in Fauquier County, near the borders of your district. I am no stranger to the uniqueness of the issues facing the rural economy, and in our discussions, Abigail and I have frequently talked about the range of challenges facing rural Virginians.

“As an enlisted sailor in World War Two, as former Secretary of the U.S. Navy, and as former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, I have developed a confidence in Abigail’s ability and duty to keep a watchful eye over the needs of those in uniform, past and present, and their families.

“Virginia has a unique set of values that sets it apart from many other states, and Abigail is eminently qualified to preserve those values that present and future generations are most likely to desire. We both are grateful to Virginia’s many superb educational institutions and are both graduates of that system. It’s important that she, who has benefited from that education, works to keep that foundation strong and prosperous and as widely available as possible to future students. Hopefully, she will inspire in them a desire, at some point in their careers, to pursue a period of public service of their choice.

“Like this old Senator did, Abigail Spanberger fights to seek bipartisan solutions and to always put Virginia’s interests first. But for a few miles, my farm residence might well be in your district, where I would give a resounding “yes” vote for Abigail. I hope you’ll take my place.”


John W. Warner, U.S. Senator (R-VA), Ret.

Following Warner’s endorsement, Spanberger thanked the five-term U.S. Senator for his support and promised to keep fighting for the Seventh District as it faces significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m deeply honored to receive the endorsement of Senator Warner — a distinguished public servant, lifelong defender of our servicemen and women, and proud Virginian. Regardless of one’s party affiliation, we all can recognize that our nation faces difficult moments ahead. Senator Warner’s words are reassuring during this period of widespread uncertainty,” said Spanberger. “I’m proud to serve the Seventh District in Congress, and I recognize the duties that come with the responsibility of serving the people of Central Virginia in Congress. During his time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Warner was highly respected for his commitment to bipartisanship and his focus on delivering results for Virginia. His support further motivates me to keep working every day in Congress to combat COVID-19, strengthen our healthcare system, and put our economy on a path forward toward recovery and success.”


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