Republicans can win back the 7th

Yesli Vega, our Republican candidate, is the right choice for Virginia’s 7th congressional district. She’s the woman we know can defeat liberal Democrat Abigail Spanberger in November. With her background as a Deputy Sheriff, Vega is no stranger to fighting and defending our community on a daily basis. She is a woman who is a strong advocate for issues facing Virginians, such as the fight against high gas prices, rising inflation and local crises.

Unfortunately, our current MP, Abigail Spanberger, prefers to focus on partisan politics and play political games. We need a leader who can get real results for the 7th district. Vega has long focused on making changes that impact Virginians in his district as an overseer, while Spanberger has a history of abandoning his district in favor of following the lead of President Biden and Speaker Pelosi .

At this point, I think we’re all tired of Spanberger not delivering results that help our lives and our families. Around every corner is another vote for a Biden policy that hurts Virginians. His 100% voting record with the Biden-Pelosi agenda is staggering. It’s time to elect someone who is more active than talkative. And as we have seen after his two terms, we cannot trust him to represent us. Voters have taken notice of this reality and we are confident that this will propel Vega to victory in November.

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Spanberger’s admittedly disastrous record aside, Vega’s list of accomplishments stands up. While serving on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Vega delivered on many promises such as fighting the overdevelopment of large technology and data centers within the confines of the Manassas battlefield.

She championed lower property taxes, served as a beacon of government transparency, efficiency and fiscal responsibility. She then led the fight to preserve Prince William County’s lifesaving 287(g) agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was his work on combating eminent domain abuse that protected the homes of many low-income residents from the threats they faced. If Vega can produce a fraction of the congressional results she has in Prince William County, she will have accomplished more than Spanberger even attempted.

President Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress like Spanberger have taken policy positions that have weighed on our economy and burdened our families. There are people from all walks of life struggling — struggling at the pumps, struggling in the grocery aisle, or simply struggling to support their families under the crushing weight of inflation. They are suffering and the extreme left seems to have blinders on. It’s hard to defend, and frankly, voters have begun to realize who Spanberger really represents. It’s the start of the red wave, as people across the country realize their elected Democrats aren’t fighting for them.

The 7th District election will be one of the most competitive in the nation this year, and it will serve as the starting point for Republicans regaining a majority in Congress. The case presented for Vega is strong, and voters have understood that she is the essential change we need in our Commonwealth and our country.

In November, the 7th District will welcome many new voters who may not be familiar with Congresswoman Spanberger’s record, thanks to the redistricting. It’s sure to be a reality check for her as voters who don’t know her carefully scrutinize her record.

If the current attacks on Vega are any indicator, Spanberger doesn’t really have the backing to defend his own record. With much of Prince William County joining the 7th District, Vega’s service as a deputy sheriff means she has connections and inroads into the community that Spanberger can’t replicate.

All in all, with Spanberger’s current record and Vega’s long history of delivering results for the people she represents, it looks like our current MP is in trouble. We need to see a change in November, and it’s imperative that we get out and vote – in-person early voting has begun – visit the Registrar General’s office in the jurisdiction you are registered in for more information.

Ben Hazekamp is Chairman of the Republican Committee for the 7th Congressional District