Rep. Dave Brat, R-Richmond, said he was glad when Republican leaders earlier this week withdrew changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics that critics said would have significantly stripped the independent entity of its oversight.
A former professor of ethics, Brat nonetheless supported at least one aspect the heavily-scrutinized plan proposed by fellow Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte that was pulled after President-Elect Donald Trump posted on Twitter that congress needed to check its priorities.
Culpeper helped the 7th District re-elect freshman politician Dave Brat to Congress for his second consecutive term in public office.
Brat, a 52-year-old Republican and former Randolph-Macon College economics professor who made history two years ago by beating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, received 14,314, or 64 percent, of local votes versus Democrat Eileen Bedell’s 7,547, or 33.7 percent, in Culpeper, according to Culpeper County Registrar’s preliminary numbers.
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R–1st District, cruised to a re-election victory Tuesday, capturing a fifth term in Congress as he prepares to run for governor next year.
The Fredericksburg area’s other congressman, Rep. Dave Brat, R–7th District, also posted an easy win, picking up a second term over Democrat Eileen Bedell.
When he entered the race for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in 2014, Dave Brat was an obscure economics professor with little money and even less chance of winning.
As his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives draws to a close, with his stunning upset of Eric Cantor firmly in his rear-view mirror, Brat finds himself in an unfamiliar role.
Sipping a pumpkin latte at a coffee shop in Bon Air, Eileen Bedell speaks with passion about her ideas for federal legislation.
Drawing her card as a champion of children and families, she says Congress should look into tax credits for expensive day care, make sure that Social Security and Medicare are sustainable and protect women’s workplace rights.
Presidential debate analysis has certainly dominated the airwaves in recent days as voters received a side-by-side picture of the two major candidates competing to be the next commander in chief.
But in Virginia’s 7th District that includes Culpeper and Orange there’s a congressional selection process at stake as well on Nov. 8, yet the two candidates competing for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives have yet to meet face-to-face for a debate, and none are definitively on the horizon.
Virginia’s congressional election in the reliably Republican 7th District features a Democrat lawyer from Bon Air in her first run for office and a Republican former college professor who made history two years ago by marshaling tea party supporters to score a primary upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Republicans have held the 7th District seat for the past 45 years.
The Democratic nominee for the 7th District congressional seat recently hired key campaign staff members.
Eileen Bedell on Tuesday announced Grant Hallmark as her campaign manager and Culpeper resident Leonore Jordan as her campaign finance director. ... Rep. Dave Brat, R-7th, is seeking his second term representing the district, which includes Culpeper, Orange, Louisa and the western suburbs of Richmond.
Rep. Dave Brat, R-7th, was formally nominated Saturday to seek a second term in Congress.
Brat, a former professor at Randolph-Macon College, was nominated at the 7th District Republican Convention at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. He was unopposed. ... Democrat Eileen Bedell, a lawyer, has filed to run for the seat, hoping to take on Brat in the fall.
Nearing the end of his first term in U.S. Congress, Rep. Dave Brat, R–Richmond, continues to repeat his primary message that the federal debt and deficit are out of control.
He vowed to keep up the mantra if reelected in November and recently wrote about the “imminent financial crisis” in the Washington Post as part of his commitment to spreading the word about his central platform.