Former CIA agent and current Democratic Representative Abigail Spanberger has officially announced her decision to run for Governor of Virginia in 2025. The announcement came after Spanberger informed her Democrat colleagues about her plans to run for the gubernatorial position. She has also stated that she will not seek re-election to Congress in 2024, in preparation for her statewide run.
In her video announcement, Spanberger highlighted her background as a former CIA case officer and federal agent, emphasizing her qualifications for the role of Governor. She also used the opportunity to express her concerns about what she sees as fundamental threats to rights, freedoms, and democracy in the United States and Virginia. The video included footage of pro-abortion protests, news segments about book removal from school curriculum, and references to the January 6th demonstrations, and government shutdown concerns.
Spanberger’s decision to focus her campaign announcement on her support for abortion and the grooming of children has sparked controversy. As a politician who has consistently voted in alignment with Joe Biden’s agenda, Spanberger has been a strong advocate for the LGBT agenda, even in regard to children. During the campaign stop in Orange, Virginia, she was asked about her support for the genital mutilation of children in the name of transgenderism. Instead of addressing the question, Spanberger and Democrat colleague Jason Crow abruptly left the scene, leaving constituents hanging.
It is important to note that Spanberger’s announcement comes after reports suggesting that 15,000 mostly Democratic votes were miraculously found on a USB flash drive during a tight race in Virginia, raising questions about the legitimacy of the voting process.
In light of these developments, Spanberger’s gubernatorial campaign is likely to be a point of contention and scrutiny. Her decision to not seek re-election to Congress in 2024 demonstrates her commitment to focusing on the upcoming gubernatorial race. As Virginia’s current Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin is ineligible for re-election in 2025, the race is expected to draw significant attention from both Democrats and Republicans in the coming years.
Overall, Abigail Spanberger’s announcement to run for Governor of Virginia has set the stage for what is anticipated to be a highly contested and contentious gubernatorial campaign. With her background as a former CIA agent and her alignment with progressive agendas, Spanberger’s candidacy will undoubtedly be met with both enthusiasm and skepticism from various factions within Virginia’s political landscape.