Washington Post | February 10, 2018
By Michael Scherer
“People say we just need decency, and Trump doesn’t represent decency,” she said of the people she has met at house parties in the district. “So many of us are running because we believe that. Though it will not be easy to change the culture of Washington, just changing the tenor will positively impact the conversations.”
Press Release | February 8, 2018
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Today, Shannon Taylor, Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney, endorsed Abigail Spanberger’s bid for the 2018 Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Spanberger is one of four candidates running to unseat Representative Dave Brat in November, but she is the first to gain the support of any currently elected officials covering the 7th District.
Time | January 18, 2018
By Charlotte Alter
Weeks later, Spanberger recalls, she heard something unusual on her baby monitor. Her 2-year-old was chanting, “Love not hate makes America great!” from her crib.
Full Disclosure | January 15, 2018
By Roben Farzad
“I’m not running against Trump, I’m running to represent this district.” – Abigail Spanberger
Chesterfield Observer | 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.”
Press Release | November 27, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Today, the 2016 7th Congressional District Democratic nominee, Eileen Bedell, endorsed Abigail Spanberger’s bid for the 2018 Democratic nomination. In October of 2017, Bedell suspended her campaign for the 2018 nomination, and has now announced her full support of Spanberger’s efforts to unseat Representative Brat.
Press Release | November 8, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th district and former CIA operations officer, released the following statement about the incredible Democratic victories in Virginia:
MSNBC | October 22, 2017
Abigail Spanberger joined MSNBC‘s Thomas Roberts to discuss the new bipartisan health care bill led by the Senate.
Washington Post | 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.”
Press Release | October 13, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th district and former CIA operations officer, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision not to recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
Press Release | October 11, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA – Today, former Congressional candidate for Virginia’s 7th District, Jack Trammell, endorsed Abigail Spanberger’s bid for the 2018 Democratic nomination. Trammell was the first Democrat to challenge Congressman Dave Brat in 2014.
Press Release | October 3, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA – Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate challenging Congressman Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th district, demonstrates impressive early momentum and local support, raising more than $240,000 with the majority of donors from Virginia.
Press Release | August 21, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA – Dr. Kim Gower, candidate for the 2018 Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th District, has ended her campaign and publicly announced her support for Abigail Spanberger’s candidacy.
Salon | 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.
Press Release | August 15, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Abigail Spanberger, candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th district, released the following statement in response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, VA.
Washington Post | 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.
Washington Post | 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.
Press Release | July 14, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Abigail Spanberger, candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th district, released the following statement in response to the most recent healthcare proposal by Senate Republicans.
Elle | 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.
NBC 12 | July 10, 2017
In her first television interview, Abigail Spanberger sat down with NBC12 to discuss her Congressional run announcement.
Press Release | July 10, 2017
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Former CIA operations officer, Abigail Spanberger of Henrico County, announced today that she is seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th District. Abigail Spanberger brings to the race a background in law enforcement, counter-terrorism, foreign policy, and business.