Without Spanberger, VA-07 moves in favor of GOP

November 13, 2023

Following Abigail Spanberger’s announcement this morning that she will forgo re-election, Cook Political is moving VA-07’s rating toward Republicans.

This district is trending toward Republicans, with Cook Political noting in the 2023 Virginia legislative elections, Republicans “carried every seat that voted for President Biden by less than nine points in 2020.”

“Nothing is going right for Democrats in Virginia’s Seventh District, but the NRCC is all hands on deck to flip this now-open seat and grow the House Republican majority. Spanberger joining the other swing-district Democrats racing for the exits makes House Democrats’ climb out of the minority that much steeper.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Delanie Bomar