David Brat

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David Brat
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 7
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHope College
Personal
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Campaign website
David Brat is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Virginia. He defeated former Rep. Eric Cantor in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[1] Stuart Rothenberg, who publishes the Rothenberg Political Report, commented on Brat's victory, saying, "This is the political version of the San Francisco earthquake. It came out of nowhere."[2] Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, will face his colleague Jack Trammell (D), who is also a professor at Randolph-Macon, and Libertarian James Carr in the regular election.

Brat is also running in Virginia's 7th Congressional District special election, which will fill the two-month vacancy left by the resignation of Cantor.[3][4] He will face Trammell in the special election.

Biography

Brat earned his bachelor's in business from Hope College. He also attended Princeton Seminary. He worked as a volunteer in Walter Stosch's office from 2005 to 2012. He has served on the Governor’s Board of Economists since he was appointed in 2006.[5]

Brat is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College.[6]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Brat commented on why he is running for Eric Cantor's former seat in 2014. Brat said, "I want to be Eric Cantor’s term limit." He also discussed Cantor's leadership style saying, "He had two CRs at the end, one in favor of the shutdown and one opposed to the shutdown at the same time. And that’s fairly symbolic of unprincipled leadership. I mean, that’s not a leadership position, where you’re on Side A and Side B at the same time and you’ve got your finger up in the air, checking which way the wind is blowing."[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Brat is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 7th District. He defeated incumbent Eric Cantor, who was the second-highest ranking Republican in the House at the time, in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[1] He will face Jack Trammell (D) and Libertarian James Carr in the general election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[6]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Brat 55.5% 36,110
Eric Cantor Incumbent 44.5% 28,898
Total Votes 65,008
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
See also: Virginia's 7th Congressional District special election, 2014

Brat is also running in Virginia's 7th Congressional District special election, which will fill the two-month vacancy left by the resignation of Cantor.[3][4] He will face Trammell in the special election.

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Brat's reports.[7]

David Brat (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$0.00$89,610.53$(47,192.85)$42,417.68
Running totals
$89,610.53$(47,192.85)

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