The Virginia GOP hopes to build off of the momentum of the historic election of Governor Youngkin in the 2021 elections. After the approval of a new congressional map by the state Supreme Court this past year, Virginia’s new 7th Congressional District is considered to be one of the most competitive districts in the country.
- The newly drawn 7th District was won by President Biden in 2020 and Governor Youngkin in 2021, setting the stage for a highly competitive race this fall.
- Incumbent Democrat Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger won a close race in 2020 against GOP Congressman Dave Brat, with a margin of victory of just 2 points. Many believe the new district boundaries coupled with the democrats sliding approval rating makes the 7th District a prime opportunity for republicans to flip a seat in the coming midterms.
- The GOP needs just 10 seats to reclaim the majority in the U.S. House, so all eyes will by on the 7th District this fall.
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