Great news, courtesy of 314 Action Fund; note that this is a district which Trump won by 14 points (55%-41%) in 2016, and which neo-Confederate Corey Stewart narrowly won (50%-48%) in 2018, so if Democrats are winning here, it’s likely going to be a great election overall for the “blue team!”
New Poll Shows Dr. Cameron Webb Ahead in VA-05 Race
Physician and Former Obama, Trump Health Care Adviser Maintains Lead Three Weeks from Election
Philadelphia — Today, the National Journal reported on a new poll showing Dr. Cameron Webb leading Republican opponent Bob Good in the race for Virginia’s fifth congressional district.
The poll, which was performed by Global Strategy Group on behalf of 314 Action Fund, shows Dr. Cameron Webb ahead of Bob Good 47% to 45% despite President Donald Trump leading Democratic nominee Joe Biden 50% to 44%. Trump won the district by eleven percentage points in the 2016 election.
The full polling memo can be viewed here.
In this critical race, 314 Action Fund will spend a total of $2.7 million in support of Webb, who would be the first black doctor elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A practicing internal medicine physician, Dr. Webb continues to serve as a Hospitalist at UVA Health, where he has been directly involved in patient care amidst the COVID-19 response. Dr. Webb is also the Director of Health Policy and Equity at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, where he both teaches and leads health policy research.
Dr. Webb previously served as a White House Fellow during the Obama and Trump administrations, contributing to the work of the White House Healthcare Team and My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.
“From failing to report up to two million dollars in previously undisclosed assets to standing by his extreme far-right views, it’s no wonder that Bob Good has fallen behind in the polls,” said John Sweeney, spokesperson for 314 Action Fund. “Dr. Cameron Webb has built his campaign on a message of unity during divisive times, and his medical and policy expertise makes him uniquely qualified to lead the fight for affordable, high-quality health care. Dr. Webb will be the champion of facts and evidence-based policy making that Virginia’s fifth congressional district deserves.”
314 Action Fund is powered by a grassroots community of over two million people working to elect scientists, doctors, and STEM professionals who will use science and facts to address our most pressing issues like climate change and health care. In 2018, we played a pivotal role in flipping the U.S. House of Representatives and elected nine Democratic scientists to the House and Senate, as well as over 100 to key legislative districts. In 2020, 314 Action Fund will continue working to elect science leaders and defeat climate deniers in Congress and legislatures across the country.