Candidate Spotlight 8-26-2022

Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) has been recognized as the most bipartisan Member of Congress in the Virginia delegation, and the fifth most bipartisan member in both chambers and parties. She has been described by Politico as one of the Democratic party’s “rising stars.”
Redistricting shifted her Richmond base, and her home, out of the district she currently represents. She is now forced to run in a more Republican area and must introduce herself to a large swath of voters who are unfamiliar with her and her work in Congress. GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin would have carried her new district by six points. This year, she will be fighting hard to retain a seat in Congress.
JAC’s goal is to raise $20,000 for her re-election. With your help, we can meet this target.
Before her election to the House in 2018, Spanberger served in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and in the CIA. Her entire professional career has been defined by public service. JAC is committed to ensuring that she is able to continue her service to the American people. 
She is one of Israel’s strongest supporters. As a Jewish Member of Congress, Spanberger has spoken on the House floor to defend Israel in the wake of terrorist attacks. She led an inter-faith group of colleagues to speak out after many criticized Israel for defending itself.
As a former federal law enforcement agent who carried a firearm for her job, Spanberger understands the training and qualification requirements needed to responsibly carry a firearm. She wants to see Congress pass measures that would ensure a consistent background check process.
Spanberger is concerned about the threats that election deniers are having on American democratic institutions. She is currently running against a far-right candidate who defended the January 6th insurrectionists and has, in past days, begun criticizing the FBI for corruption following their search of Mar-a-Lago. 
Abigail Spanberger represents JAC’s values and we need her in the House. Donate here to keep her in Congress.