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Trump Backs Virginia’s Dave Brat With Tweet

Brat, who won a seat in Congress by defeating then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is running against Democrat Abigail Spanberger.

By NTK Staff | 10.18.2018 @12:00pm
Trump Backs Virginia’s Dave Brat With Tweet

President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Dave Brat’s (R-VA) reelection campaign with a message on Twitter on Thursday. Brat, who won a seat in Congress in 2014 by defeating then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is running against Democrat Abigail Spanberger.

Trump called Brat “one of the hardest working, and smartest, people in Washington” and praised his record on immigration, crime, and the military.

Brat is running in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which includes counties surrounding and to the north of Richmond. The Cook Political report rates the race as a “tossup.”

Spanberger is perhaps best known for a snafu in which the U.S. Postal Service released, in its entirety, her security clearance form in error. The mistaken release was the result of a Freedom of Information Act request.

Spanberger had previously worked for “the Saudi-funded Islamic Saudi Academy in Mount Vernon, Virginia.” The school, nicknamed “Terror High,” produced a 2005 valedictorian who admitted to “joining al-Qaida and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to kill President George W. Bush.”

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