Meet the Candidate: 1-on-1 with Rep. Dave Brat

Meet the Candidates

8NEWS UNEDITED: Constance Jones sits down 1-on-1 with Rep. Dave Brat


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.

Brat, a former economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, has represented the district since 2014 when he shook the political landscape in the House by upsetting incumbent and majority leader, Eric Cantor.

Brat has been backed by President Donald J. Trump. 

In a 1-on-1 interview with 8News Anchor Constance Jones, Brat said this November’s midterm election is all about, ‘do (residents of Virginia’s 7th District) want to move forward or do you want to go back?’

He touted a surging economy and workforce that he suggested could be in jeopardy under a Democratic regime. 

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