LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Values independent voice in Congress

To the editor:

In 2018, voters rewarded Abigail Spanberger for advertising herself as an “independent moderate” who was willing to go against both parties. However, her record and actions do not support her campaign promises.  

For example, she continually votes for bills that would add trillions of dollars to our debt. She even voted for H.R. 1, a bill that would force taxpayers to fund her political campaigns ­– including personal expenses. In recent reports it has been reported that Abigail Spanberger votes with extremists like Nancy Pelosi and Ilhan Omar over 90 percent of the time. 

Contrast that to her opponent, Nick Freitas. Not only is Freitas willing to work across party lines, but time and time again, he’s been willing to stand for principle and what’s right for Virginians – no matter how hard special interest groups and party leadership try to twist his arm. 

In fact, the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project rated Freitas as having the most independent voting record of all 100 members in the House of Delegates. But don’t take my word for it. Just look at the disclaimers of the nasty TV ads chock-full of lies from corporate-funded political action committees and D.C. special interest groups seeking to protect Spanberger. 

My hope is the same voters that were looking for an independent voice in 2018 are still willing to put principle over party. Vote for Nick Freitas for Congress. 

Robin Horne 

Louisa County


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