David Brat

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Dave Brat
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U.S. Representative from Virginia's 7th District
From: November 12, 2014-present
Predecessor Eric Cantor
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Laura Sonderman Brat
Religion Christianity

David Alan "Dave" Brat (born July 27, 1964) is the Republican Congressman for Virginia's 7th District. Brat shocked the nation with his historic defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the June 2014 Republican primary after being outspent 40 to 1. Prior to politics, he was a Director of Economics at Randolph–Macon College.[1] His campaign message was simple, run on the Republican party platform that Cantor had ignored. In the 2014 Midterm Elections, Brat defeated his fellow faculty member Democrat Jack Trammell.

In 2016, Brat faced a primary challenge from Mike Wade, Henrico County Sheriff, but Wade withdrew before the primary.[2] [3]

David Brat's upset victory over Eric Cantor led to the creation of the verb Cantorize.

David Brat is married with two children and is a professed Christian.

References

  1. David A. Brat, Department of Economics and Business
  2. "Henrico Sheriff Wade files to run for Congress in 7th; will challenge Rep. Brat", Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 5, 2016. Retrieved on May 12, 2016. 
  3. "Henrico Sheriff Wade to run for Congress in redrawn 4th District", Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 2, 2016. Retrieved on May 12, 2016. 

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