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Spanberger Campaign Outs Spy

"Volunteer" Worked for Project Veritas

November 01, 2018 - 8:28 am

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The campaign of a Virginia U.S. House candidate has kicked out a volunteer working with a conservative group which uses undercover video to try to embarrass Democrats.  Justin Jones, a spokesman for candidate Abigail Spanberger, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch the woman showed up at campaign headquarters a few weeks ago, said she was pregnant and wanted to volunteer. Jones said staffers became suspicious after the woman began asking questions of junior-level staffers to try to get them to say things that weren't true.  

A web search helped campaign staff identify the woman as a worker for Project Veritas.  Asked why Spanberger was targeted, a spokesman for Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe said the group likes to tell voters about what politicians are saying and doing behind closed doors.  Spanberger is in a competitive race against Republican Rep. Dave Brat.  Information for this story was provided by the Richmond Times Dispatch.

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