In race for 7th, Former CIA agent targets Brat (Chesterfield Observer)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at University of Mary Washington, said Ward and Spanberger are equally competitive candidates.

“They’re both very aggressive in going to meetings and getting themselves known,” Farnsworth said. “The Democratic field in this primary, as well as other contests, speaks to the high level of enthusiasm that the Democrats have about 2018. It’s hard to get strong Democratic challengers in districts drawn to elect Republicans, but this year’s enthusiasm on the Democratic side has created a range of higher-quality candidates.”

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