Abigail Spanberger Virgina 7th

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50/50 by 2020 PAC is proud to announce Abigail Spanberger as our next Spotlight Candidate. We have endorsed Spanberger based not only on her impressive past experience in service to her country but also based on her commitment to bi-partisanship and her independent spirit. Plus, she’s a Girl Scout leader so…

With a dedication to serving her country, Abigail Spanberger decided it was time to run.

“I’m running for Congress because the partisan divide in this country has become unsustainable,” said Spanberger. “Central Virginia deserves a representative who can listen to the people and make meaningful progress on important issues, a responsibility that our current representative has proven unable or unwilling to uphold.” {7/11/17 Press Release}

But it was this debate closing that sealed the deal in our selection process. It is clear to us that she will be her own woman in Congress, keeping her constituents’ and the country’s best interests in mind always.

Candidate Brief

Running for: Virgina 07, House of Representatives

Party: Democrat

Education: Graduated from the University of Virginia. After college, Abigail moved to Germany and earned her MBA from a dual-degree German-American program between the GISMA business school and Purdue University. {About}

Experience: Abigail began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the US Postal Inspection Service. Following her love of country, public service, and languages, Abigail joined the CIA as an Operations Officer. She traveled and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. In 2014, Abigail left government service to begin a career in the private sector and bring her and her family back home to Virginia. Working at EAB – Royall & Company, Abigail helped colleges and universities to create diverse student bodies, increase graduation rates, and break down financial barriers to higher education. {About}

Why She’s Running: “Abigail Spanberger has always served her country and community. And now she is running for Congress. Abigail took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That oath didn’t come with an expiration date. When she saw partisan politics threatening the country she has worked so hard to protect, she knew it was her time to stand up for the people in the 7th District.” {About}

Opponent: Rep. Dave Brat, Incumbent

Latest Polls: As of October 23 - Dave Brat leading by less than 1% - statistical dead heat.

{see FiveThirtyEight}

Recent Interview: From Pantsuit Politics podcast

Recent Interview: From Women Belong in the House



How you can help: Help us help Abigail and other women head the House! Donate Here You can also volunteer for Abigail — learn more here.

Learn more at: AbigailSpanberger.com

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