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Del. Elizabeth Guzman Announces Her Candidacy for VA07 Democratic Nomination

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Per the WaPo, Del. Elizabeth Guzman has officially decided to seek the VA07 Democratic nomination, arguing “You have to fight for legislation that improves the lives of all of your constituents, and I think that’s where I’ve been one of the most effective legislators in Richmond.”

Guzman’s announcement, which was widely expected (Guzman had been telling local Democratic committees for the past week or two that she’s running) follows the decision by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) to run for governor of Virginia instead of reelection to the U.S. House next year. Del. Guzman, who was first elected to the House of Delegates in November 2017, ran for the Democratic nomination for State Senate against Jeremy McPike earlier this year, VERY narrowly losing the primary by a 50.2%-49.8% vote. Now, Guzman joins several other Democrats in seeking the VA07 nomination. Also note that Sen. McPike announced yesterday he will NOT be running for VA07, but instead will stay put in the State Senate. With that decision, the VA07 Democratic nominating contest right now includes the following declared and likely candidates:

May the best (in terms of qualifications, ideas, policies and of course electability in this “purple” district) candidate win!

UPDATED 12:40 pm: See below for a video (in which she declares, “I stand strong for our Democratic and progressive principles. I stand for delivering for marginalized and vulnerable communities.”) and an email from Elizabeth Guzman’s campaign.

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