From the DCCC:
“At every turn in her life, Abigail Spanberger has dedicated herself to one mission: protect and serve the United States of America. Her love of country and commitment to the Virginia families she represents is at the center of everything she does. As a federal law enforcement officer, CIA counterterrorism officer, and now member of Congress, she swore an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution — no party boss or special interest can get in her way when she’s fighting for her constituents. The same can’t be said for MAGA Republican Yesli Vega, who has already proven she’ll be a rubber stamp for her party bosses and special interests. Virginians will send Abigail Spanberger back to Congress this November because there’s no one better to have in your corner than her.” – DCCC Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney
To: Interested Parties
From: Monica Robinson, DCCC Regional Press Secretary
Date: June 21, 2022
Subject: The Case Against Yesli Vega
Abigail Spanberger has followed her love of country throughout her career — first as a law enforcement officer tackling narcotics and money laundering cases, then as a CIA counterterrorism officer collecting intelligence abroad. Now, she’s answering the call to continue serving as a member of Congress fighting every day on behalf of Virginia families.
Abigail is a mother of three young daughters and a lifelong Virginian. Growing up, her father taught her that there’s no greater calling than service to country. She brings those values with her every day to Congress, where she’s willing to take on any political party or special interest for the good of Virginians. While some politicians cower and hide from their voters, Abigail Spanberger shows up: She refuses to take a dime of corporate PAC money, is ranked one of the most bipartisan members of Congress for her ability to work with both sides of the aisle, and holds regular town halls to hear from the constituents she serves because she believes in being accountable to the people who elected her.
During her time in Congress, Abigail has rolled up her sleeves and gotten to work, from delivering pandemic relief to small businesses and families to passing a major infrastructure investment for Virginia. She works every day for Virginians’ priorities like lowering the cost of prescription drugs and ensuring Virginia’s law enforcement have the resources they need, and she quickly leapt into action to help parents when they faced a terrifying baby formula shortage across the country.
Throughout her career, Abigail has repeatedly taken the oath to defend the Constitution and serve our country. Virginians can count on her to work for them — not party bosses and special interests. But the same can’t be said of Yesli Vega, who would be a rubber stamp for the most extreme, radical wing of her party in Congress.
Tonight, Virginia Republicans nominated Yesli Vega, a far-right extremist who proudly described herself as “the most conservative candidate” in the VA-07 primary. Her record proves it: Vega promoted conspiracy theories that the election was stolen and questioned whether Virginians’ legally cast ballots were legitimate, wants to see abortion banned and Roe v. Wade overturned, and aligned herself with some of the most radical, far-right personalities in Washington. Vega has come out on the wrong side of every issue — and the more Virginians get to know her record, the less they’ll find to like.