Republican Dave Brat Loses in Virginia's 7th Congressional District

Democrat Abigail Spanberger has won in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, defeating the Republican nominee Dave Brat.


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.

Spanberger is the first Democrat to be elected in the district since 1971.

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