Vulnerable House Democrat Abigail Spanberger (VA) will not seek reelection in 2024, instead opting to launch a gubernatorial bid, according to Politico.
Despite being picked for a leadership position among House Democrats, the Virginia congresswoman told top aides and colleagues she’s planning to launch a gubernatorial bid in the upcoming election cycle.
Although state law allows Spanberger to launch a congressional campaign and a statewide run simultaneously, sources told Politico she does not plan to seek a fourth term in Congress.
Spanberger hopes to succeed Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), who is ineligible to run for office due to state law prohibiting governors form serving consecutive terms.
As Politico reported:
Spanberger and one of her top political aides told four Democrats that she is preparing to launch a bid for the governor’s mansion that Republican…