Senator Mark Warner has endorsed Abigail Spanberger for Congress in her race against the Republican incumbent Dave Brat. See the release from the Spanberger campaign below.
HENRICO, VA — Today, Senator Mark Warner, the senior senator from Virginia, endorsed Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th District. Senator Warner served as the 69th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia before his election to the U.S. Senate in 2009.
“As Governor and now as Senator, I’ve seen firsthand just how much we can accomplish for all Virginians when we’re willing to tackle tough issues in a bipartisan way,” Sen. Warner said. “Abigail has made this approach a centerpiece of her campaign and her message is resonating with Virginians across the political spectrum as a result. Her dedication to serving her country as a CIA officer has prepared her to now serve as an effective, common-sense legislator who can work across the aisle to achieve positive results for the people of the 7th District.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Virginia’s senior Senator,” Spanberger said. “Sen. Warner served Virginia with distinction as our Governor, and continues his work on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth as a member of the US Senate. His role as the ranking member on the Select Committee on Intelligence is only the most recent example of his life-long commitment to his state and his country, and I am eager to work with him as a member of the House to continue to pursue the kind of common-sense solutions the citizens of the 7th District expect from their representatives.”
The Spanberger campaign has received several high-profile endorsements recently, including the AFL-CIO, EMILY’s List, End Citizens United, Governor Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. She will face Republican Congressman Dave Brat in November.
Abigail Spanberger is a former CIA officer and the Democratic nominee running for Congress against Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. She believes in leadership that flows from our shared American values of integrity, responsibility, and decency, and she wants to work to move this country forward together. To learn more, please visit AbigailSpanberger.com.
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