Spanberger Wins On Pro-Abortion Message, Dems Hold GOP In Virginia

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At a glance

  • Democratic U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger declared victory over Republican Yesli Vega in Virginia’s closely-watched 7th Congressional District race.
  • Spanberger, a two-term congresswoman and former CIA officer, will represent a newly drawn district anchored in Prince William County that Republicans had hoped to flip in the party’s quest to win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Spanberger was part of a group of Virginia Democrats who flipped their districts in 2018 when former President Donald Trump was in office, helping the party seize a majority in the U.S. House.

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