November 7, 2018 •
Republican VA. Rep. Dave Brat Loses Seat to Abigail Spanberger
In an election upset, Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Brat lost his House seat to Abigail Spanberger.
Spanberger, who has never held public office, is a former CIA officer and Federal Postal Inspector.
A Democrat, Spanberger won the election in a newly court-drawn congressional district now including areas considered stronger for the Democrats, such as Richmond, Virginia.
Brat has held the House seat for two terms, having beaten House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2014.
Spanberger’s election victory yesterday in Virginia helped the Democrats gain control of the U.S. House.
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