Republican Tina Ramirez – who’s running against second-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger – extended the offer after Ocasio-Cortez recently insisted it was a “mistake” for moderate Democrats to consider their radical fellow party members a “liability.”
“For the past few years, Abigail Spanberger has been been living a double life,” Republican challenger Tina Ramirez wrote in a statement first provided to Fox News on Tuesday, referring to the second-term Democrat.
“In Virginia, she represents herself as a moderate Democrat. But that mask comes off in Washington,” Ramirez continued.
“Having only interacted with Abigail Spanberger in Washington, it’s no wonder why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks a progressive message would be popular in Virginia,” the Republican added. “Especially after Spanberger voted for a multi-trillion dollar wish list masquerading as an infrastructure bill by the most ridiculous and dishonest of definitions.””
Comment: Virginia’s 7th District runs right up through the rural heart of the state west of Richmond. Spanberger is suitably disguised as a pretty, moderate white lady who was a career analyst at CIA. Ramirez is calling her out as a crypto-radical. You can be sure that AOC WILL NOT be invited to campaign for Spanberger. That would be the “kiss of death” in that district. pl