Abigail Spanberger

Virginia’s 7th (VA - 07)

Updated: October 1, 2022

Overview

Abigail Spanberger works with anyone to deliver results for Virginians and works with Republicans and Democrats to get things done. Yesli Vega is an extremist with a dangerous agenda for Virginia. 

Summary

Voters across the district need to see broadcast and cable TV ads, OTT ads, and ads across other digital platforms, and voters need to receive mail that communicates the following about Yesli Vega. 

Yesli Vega is an extremist who has a dangerous agenda for Virginia.

  • As a former police officer, Yesli Vega says she has worked with rape victims, but, according to the Washington Post and other local news outlets, Vega was recently caught at a campaign event saying that she doubted whether a woman could become pregnant from rape.
  • Vega said “it’s not something that’s happening organically. You’re forcing it.” Then later, Vega said “I can see why maybe there’s truth” to the notion that it is harder for women to become pregnant from rape. When asked by reporters, Vega refused to correct her statement. 
  • Vega would push her extreme agenda in Congress and would support a national ban on abortion. She would let states ban abortion without exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

Voters across the district should also see broadcast and cable TV ads, OTT ads, and ads across other digital platforms, and voters should receive mail that communicates the following about Yesli Vega:

  • Yesli Vega defended the January 6th protesters, claiming they were exercising their First Amendment rights. She even sided with the rioters, saying they were the ones who were “persecuted,” even though more than 100 police officers were injured and five died after responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In addition to information about Vega, persuadable voters, particularly those under 45, women under 55, Independents and moderates should also see on YouTube and Pre-Roll information that communicates the following about Abigail Spanberger:

  • Abigail Spanberger is a former federal law enforcement and CIA officer who believes that most Washington politicians don’t listen to their constituents and that members of Congress should be accountable to the people they serve. That’s why in Congress Spanberger works with anyone – Democrat or Republican – to deliver results for Virginians.

Black voters across the district, particularly those under the age of 55, should receive mail, see digital ads, and hear radio ads that communicate the following: 

 Yesli Vega is an extremist who has a dangerous agenda for Virginia.

  • As a former police officer, Yesli Vega says she has worked with rape victims, but, according to the Washington Post and other local news outlets, Vega was recently caught at a campaign event saying that she doubted whether a woman could become pregnant from rape.
  • Vega said “it’s not something that’s happening organically. You’re forcing it.” Then later, Vega said “I can see why there is truth” to the notion women cannot become pregnant from rape. When asked by reporters, Vega doubled down on this claim and refused to correct her statement. 
  • Vega would push her extreme agenda in Congress and would support a national ban on abortion. She’d let states ban abortion without exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother..
  • Yesli Vega defended the January 6th protesters, claiming they were exercising their First Amendment rights. She even sided with the rioters, saying they were the ones who were “persecuted,” even though more than 100 police officers were injured and five died after responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

 Abigail Spanberger will protect our rights, strengthen democracy, and protect elections. 

  • As a federal law enforcement officer, at the CIA and now in Congress, Abigail Spanberger repeatedly took an oath to defend the Constitution and put country first.
  • That’s why Spanberger is committed to defending the rule of law and protecting our rights.
  • In Congress, Spanberger is working to protect our elections, strengthen our democracy, and ensure fair elections.

 Hispanic voters should receive mail, see digital ads, and hear radio ads that communicate the following:  

Yesli Vega has extreme views and can’t be trusted 

  • Yesli Vega sided with the January 6th rioters over police saying they were the ones who were “persecuted,” even though more than 100 police officers were injured and five died after responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  • Vega would push her extreme agenda in Congress and would support a national ban on abortion.  She’d let states ban abortion without exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
  • Vega isn’t who she says she is – she voted against $900 million in funding for the Fire Department and Police in Prince William County
  • Vega puts her own political career ahead of Virginians and skipped half of her votes while running for another office.

 Abigail Spanberger knows that all Virginians deserve access to good-paying jobs and is working to help small businesses. 

  • Spanberger knows that all Virginians deserve access to good-paying, 21st century jobs whether they choose to go to college or not.
  • That’s why Spanberger supports efforts to increase job training and apprenticeship opportunities and to keep the cost of vocational training low
  • In Congress, Spanberger is working to cut taxes for small businesses to help them hire more workers.
  • Spanberger supports investing in manufacturing here in Virginia to create more good-paying jobs.

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Additional Resources

Yesli Vega Research Book 




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