Quick flashback: remember back in 2018 when a young(ish) former CIA operative unseated a well-known incumbent GOP Rep in Virginia’s 7th District?
She is locked in a tough re-election fight against a seasoned GOP state assemblyman … but when I spoke with Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) we focused more on her first two years in the House, not so much on the political season in full bloom.
The day she won that seat, Rep. Spanberger set to work. She took on a crack team to man her district offices and got down to business helping her constituents navigate the federal bureaucracy – social security benefits, veterans benefits, IRS headaches … and many of those folks leave testimonials on her offical website. But in order to find those reviews, you have to click on a tab that reads “How Can I Help?”
In our wide ranging interview, Spanberger details how her office has helped constituents of the 7th District … even how one of those individuals with a particular challenge prompted the creation of legislation.
Among other items we discussed a future COVID-relief deal, rural broadband, bipartisanship, how her CIA career prepped her for operating in the House, who she may support for Speaker and her support for law enforcement.