GOP Candidate Dave Brat Speaks to the Press

June 19, 2014


The Republican congressional candidate for the 7th District, Dave Brat, held a news conference Thursday outside his campaign headquarters in Glen Allen.

Brat announced that Amanda Chase, who worked on Eric Cantor's campaign in 2010, will be taking over as interim campaign manager.

He also says part of his campaign will focus on the need for term limits.

Brat did not take any questions from the media during the news conference. The University of Virginia Center for Politics says that Brat is playing it safe by not answering questions from the press, and isn't trying to attract negative attention to the campaign

“In the aftermath of his shocking primary defeat of Eric Cantor he is playing it very safe, and I think that can be frustrating to the press and for voters who want to get to know this person better after he kind of burst on the scene,” says Kyle Kondik, with the UVa. Center for Politics

Democrat Jack Trammell is set to face Brat in the general election. Both teach at Randolph-Macon College.

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