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Trump Impeachment Figure Wins Primary in Virginia


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“Remember me?”

The face above is that of Eugene Vindman.

Well, he’s back.

There’s been a buzz about the race to replace Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th District.

Now here’s where it gets interesting.

Eugene Vindman, a key figure best known being a driving force in getting Trump impeached.

You see, he reported the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky in 2018.

Now he just won the primary in Virginia.

Who will prevent this Democrat from winning a seat in Congress?

Looks like Derrick Anderson is the Republican that he will be standing in his way come November.

Washington Examiner reports:

President Donald Trump‘s first impeachment is set to play a major role in the race to replace Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA).

Eugene Vindman, a key figure best known for reporting the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in 2018 that led to Trump’s first impeachment, won the Democratic primary to replace Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th District on Tuesday. Vindman’s victory is likely to pave the way for a competitive race that would garner national attention and massive amounts of money from both parties.

Vindman first entered the national spotlight after he and his brother sounded the alarm about the phone call between Trump and Zelensky, during which Trump pressed the Ukrainian president to announce an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings as his father, Joe Biden, considered running for president in 2020.

It was that phone call and the Vindman brothers’ report that led to Trump’s first impeachment in 2019. Vindman leaned on that experience throughout his primary campaign, framing his dismissal from the White House in 2020 as retaliation.

“I sacrificed my military career to expose Trump’s corruption,” Vindman said in one of his campaign ads.

That experience could give Vindman a boost as he runs in a competitive House district that Biden won by more than 6 points in 2020. It could especially help as many Republicans tie themselves to Trump amid his legal troubles.

The race is considered to favor the Democratic candidate slightly as a D+1 district, but Republicans view it as a prime opportunity to flip the seat back to red for the first time since Spanberger was elected in 2018.



 

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