Fresh off re-election to his state legislative office Republican Virginia Del. Nick Freitas is launching a congressional campaign in the commonwealth’s seventh district.
Freitas is a U.S. Army veteran, a Green Beret who served two tours in Iraq. He was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2015 and about to begin his third term there after winning re-election as a write-in candidate. In 2018, Freitas sought the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate but narrowly lost in the primary.
The seventh district is currently represented by Democrat Abigail Spanberger, who won a tight race against incumbent GOP Rep. Dave Brat in 2018. Freitas says Spanberger ran as a moderate but votes with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nearly 90 percent of the time. He also slammed Spanberger for enthusiastically supporting the effort to impeach President Trump.
Freitas says the district is far more conservative than Spanberger and it’s time for more accurate representation. He believes there is a fundamental difference in how Republicans and Democrats approach their jobs and he’s betting the voters will be much more comfortable with his philosophy.
“Whenever I hear about Democrats solving common-sense problems, it seems like their starting point is always how do we empower the government to do more,” said Freitas.
“When I look around at how we solve problems in the private sector, what I see is efficient solutions that people like, that they have a choice to engage in the marketplace with, and they’re inherently peaceful,” he added.
Listen to the full podcast to hear what Freitas thinks of President Trump, how he will deal with a Virginia that is increasingly tilting towards the Democrats and just how far left the Virginia legislature is planning to go when Democrats take full control in January.