Democrat's Campaign Unmasks Infiltrator

Trump says 'blue wave is dead'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2018 7:30 AM CDT
Abigail Spanberger gestures during a recent debate with Virginia Congressman Dave Brat, R-Va., at Germanna Community College in Culpeper, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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(Newser) – A Democratic candidate in Virginia says her campaign was infiltrated by Project Veritas, the conservative group that tried to plant a fake story about Senate candidate Roy Moore last year. The campaign of Abigail Spanberger, who is running for a House seat in Virginia's 7th District, says the group sent a young woman who used a fake name and posed as a volunteer but asked questions that made staffers suspicious, the Washington Post reports. They eventually identified her as Marisa Jorge, a veteran of other Veritas "stings," confronted her, and asked her to leave the campaign. Spanberger is in a tight race with GOP Rep. Dave Brat, whose campaign says he had nothing to do with the infiltration. In other election news:

  • Oprah vs. Pence. The AP reports that Mike Pence and Oprah Winfrey will be campaigning for opposing sides in the Georgia governor's race Thursday, with Winfrey attending two Atlanta-area forums with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and Mike Pence appearing at three rallies with Brian Kemp, Abrams' Republican rival. Plans for a final Abrams-Kemp debate collapsed Wednesday after President Trump scheduled a rally that conflicted with the event, the New York Times reports.

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