Meet the Candidate: 1-on-1 with Abigail Spanberger

Meet the Candidates

8NEWS UNEDITED: Juan Conde sits down 1-on-1 with Abigail Spanberger


The race for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, between Dave Brat (R), Abigail Spanberger (D) and Joe Walton (I), is one of the most talked about races in the country.

A former CIA and federal law enforcement agent, Abigail Spanberger won 72 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary in June. Spanberger has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Reports show Spanberger’s campaign raised more than half of what Brat raised from Oct. 1 and Oct. 17.

In an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with 8News Anchor Juan Conde, Spanberger said the top three issues that need to be addressed in Virginia’s 7th District are, most importantly, healthcare — specifically the cost of premiums, co-pays and prescription drugs — followed by issues related to education and job and economic growth. 

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