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ICYMI: Washington Post Endorses Abigail Spanberger, Slams Nick Freitas For His Extreme Record

Spanberger a "a thoughtful, knowledgeable legislator; Freitas, "who has sported a MAGA hat, seems loath to criticize Mr. Trump for anything"

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The following is from the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA), regarding the Washington Post’s editorial this morning endorsing Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) for reelection, and slamming Republican VA07 nominee Nick Freitas for – as DPVA puts it – his “hyper-partisan record of opposition to the ACA and his inability to criticize Donald Trump.” For more on Freitas’ extremism and buffoonery, see Photos: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Acts Responsibly, While Her Far-Right Opponent Fails to Wear Mask or Socially Distance During COVID-19 Pandemic; Nick Freitas (R) Bashes Unemployment Insurance, Paid Sick Leave; Video: Nick Freitas Says It’s “Absolutely Correct” That He Wants To Repeal the ACA ; #FlashbackFreitas: Del. Freitas Votes Against Background Checks For Daycare Providers, Jeopardizes Safety Of Central Virginia Kids & Families; You Gotta Hear It To Believe It: Nick Freitas Believes ‘COVID is Under Control’; Audio: Nick Freitas Tries – and Fails Miserably – to Explain How He Failed YET AGAIN to File Campaign Paperwork; etc.

ICYMI: Washington Post Endorses Abigail Spanberger, Slams Nick Freitas For His Extreme Record

RICHMOND, VA — With just over one week until Election Day, the Washington Post has endorsed Abigail Spanberger for re-election, praising her bipartisan approach and ability to get things done by working with both sides in Congress. The Post also slammed Nick Freitas’s hyper-partisan record of opposition to the ACA and his inability to criticize Donald Trump. “Ms. Spanberger has been an independent voice for Virginia’s 7th District. Mr. Freitas would be the opposite. If she loses, so will the district’s constituents,” they write.

Highlights:

  • “Ms. Spanberger deserves to be reelected. Not only is she is a standard-bearer of moderation at a time it is badly needed; she is also a thoughtful, knowledgeable legislator who has taken the trouble to legislate.”
  • “She has avoided partisan fights with Mr. Trump; co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that he signed to combat human trafficking and, in another instance, protect cutting-edge telecommunications from foreign hacking.”
  • “Mr. Freitas, who has sported a MAGA hat, seems loath to criticize Mr. Trump for anything. Even on the handling of the pandemic, in which the United States’ per capita death toll has surpassed that of virtually every other major Western democracy, he gives the Trump administration high marks. And like Mr. Trump, Mr. Freitas favors dismantling Obamacare — with no realistic plan to replace it or protect patients with preexisting conditions.” 
  • “He also opposed Medicaid expansion, which extended health coverage to hundreds of thousands of poor Virginians, partly on the grounds that it would increase the federal debt. Yet he hails Mr. Trump’s massive 2017 tax cut as ‘one of the greatest things’ the president ever did, even though it will add nearly $2 trillion to federal deficits over a decade.”