Brat Makes Public Appearances in Richmond Area - 8NEWS - WRIC | News Where You Live

Brat Makes Public Appearances in Richmond Area

Posted: Updated:
Dave Brat arrives at the Midlothian Rotary Club on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Photo by 8News Reporter Sydney Cameron). Dave Brat arrives at the Midlothian Rotary Club on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Photo by 8News Reporter Sydney Cameron).
Dave Brat gives a brief statement in Midlothian on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Photo by 8News Reporter Sydney Cameron). Dave Brat gives a brief statement in Midlothian on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Photo by 8News Reporter Sydney Cameron).
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - One week after Dave Brat became the Republican nomination for Virginia's 7th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, he emerged from spending time with family to greet supporters.

Brat arrived at the hotel and was quickly ushered into a conference room where he read a prepared statement to the media.

"We're got a message of economic prosperity that we're going to share with Central Virginia over the 7th District over the coming weeks," Brat says.

As for exactly what that message is, Brat would not elaborate or take any questions after. Brat's newly hired press secretary, Brian Gottstein, said that message reflects Brat's background as an economist.

"He's an economist," Gottstein says. "Obviously he brings a certain level of expertise on helping the economy, locally it means more jobs for the 7th District citizens."

The acting president of the Midlothian Rotary Club, Chandler Williams, says Brat wasn't invited as a part of a campaign stop, rather he was there just as a guest of another member.

Brat did speak briefly to the group, then immediately left. The campaign says Brat spent the rest of the day meeting with his new team.

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond



Related Stories:

COMPLETE COVERAGE: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Defeated in Va. Primary

Brat to Reporter: 'I'm Not Ignoring You'

Dave Brat: Meet The Candidate Who Beat Eric Cantor
Powered by WorldNow

301 Arboretum Place, Richmond
VA, 23236

Telephone: 804.330.8888
Fax: 804.330.8881
Email: news@wric.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.