| December 20, 2017
By Jim McConnell
“A very traditional liberal Democrat might have trouble in that district,” he said. “I think Spanberger has shown the capacity to gain the support of liberal Democrats, while at the same time maintaining the potential to cross over to independents and moderate Republicans. And that’s going to make it a fascinating race. She has a shot to be competitive.”
| October 22, 2017
Abigail Spanberger joined MSNBC‘s Thomas Roberts to discuss the new bipartisan health care bill led by the Senate.
| October 18, 2017
By James Hohmann
Abigail Spanberger spent eight years as an operations officer for the CIA, recruiting and developing spies, with a focus on counterterrorism. Before joining the agency, she worked in law enforcement for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service — targeting drug dealers and money laundering. In 2014, Spanberger left the agency and moved home to the Richmond suburb of Glen Allen, near where she and her husband grew up, to raise their three kids. The 38-year-old is now challenging Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), the Freedom Caucus leader who toppled then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a 2014 primary.
“There is a lot of concern among people living in our district about where we find ourselves on the international stage,” Spanberger said in an interview. “I believe very firmly that the United States of America is the world’s superpower, and we have a responsibility to be a stabilizing force.”
| August 16, 2017
By Amanda Marcotte
“From my perspective, if you’re elected to represent the people, you should represent the people, not just the ones who voted for you,” said Spanberger, Brat’s potential Democratic opponent.
| July 24, 2017
By Jenna Portnoy
When Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) complained months ago that female constituents pressuring him to hold a town hall were “in my grill no matter where I go,” he didn’t know how prescient those words were.
| July 14, 2017
By Peter Galuszka
Don’t call it piling on, but five women and one man are vying for the Democratic nomination in next year’s primary to challenge U.S. Rep Dave Brat, the tea party-backed conservative in the 7th District who supports President Trump’s policies. The latest contender is Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operations officer who now lives in Henrico County.
| July 11, 2017
By Caitlin Moscatello
Elle recently profiled Abigail and detailed the current political climate surrounding Dave Brat’s seat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.