From Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07):
Spanberger Statement on VA-07 Republican Primary
FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Rep. Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement ahead of the VA-07 Republican primary.
“As the Representative for Virginia’s Seventh District, I have been proud to respond to the issues facing Virginians by working across the aisle, being accountable to the people I serve, and getting things done. Together, we passed a bipartisan infrastructure law that is already delivering long overdue support to Virginia’s roads, bridges, and additional infrastructure projects. But we still have a lot of work ahead.
“In Congress, I remain focused on cleaning up Washington, addressing supply chain disruptions, winning the competition with China, supporting our veterans who have faced toxic exposures, advocating for our rural economies, and strengthening our communities. And amid high inflation, I am committed to lowering the cost of prescription drugs, gas, and groceries here in Virginia for our families and seniors.
“Regardless of who wins tonight, each of my potential Republican opponents has proven to be far too extreme and has failed to offer any kind of plan to tackle the problems facing Virginians. Instead, they have all promised to criminalize a woman’s right to choose and destroy the right to privacy, dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and pander to mega-donors and the gun lobby — rather than protect our families and law enforcement with commonsense gun violence prevention proposals.
“Virginians will have a clear choice this fall. I look forward to debating the issues with my opponent and winning reelection.”
Spanberger — a former CIA case officer and federal law enforcement officer — is working tirelessly in the U.S. House to build coalitions, work across the aisle, and pass legislation that will improve the lives of Virginians and help grow the Commonwealth’s economy. Earlier this year, she was ranked the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia and among the top five most bipartisan Members of the U.S. House overall.
Spanberger has proven to be the most accessible candidate in the race for Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District (VA-07). Since redistricting, she has met with Virginians across all of the Seventh District’s counties and localities to listen to the concerns of VA-07 voters. Additionally, Spanberger’s campaign has knocked more than 25,000 doors, made more than 20,000 phone calls, and sent thousands of postcards to voters of the Seventh District.
Last week, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed Spanberger’s legislation to help lower food and gas costs for Virginians.