Democrat Abigail Spanberger has won in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, defeating the Republican nominee Dave Brat.
Democrat Abigail Spanberger is apparent winner over Rep. Dave Brat in GOP-held Virginia district https://t.co/1vsGLc5ETb
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 7, 2018
Democrat Abigail Spanberger defeats #VA07 GOP Congressman Dave Brat in very close race. Brat was first elected to House in 2014 after defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to represent the Richmond-area district.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) November 7, 2018
Spanberger is a former CIA undercover operative. This is her first time running for office.
Brat, a former economics professor, has represented the district since 2014, when he unexpectedly beat then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary and then went on to win the general.
#VA07: Abigail Spanberger (D) defeats Rep. Dave Brat (R). Dem PICKUP. This district voted for Trump 50%-44% in 2016.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 7, 2018
Spanberger is the first Democrat to be elected in the district since 1971.
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