Virginia Democrat goes on Fox News and rejects campaign help from Biden — then boasts she ‘outperformed’ him

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Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger went on Fox News Tuesday and explained that she does not want President Joe Biden campaigning for her.

What are the details?

Fox News host Dana Perino told Spanberger the Cook Politico Report shows the district she is campaigning for this November — the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District in Virginia — is a “Democratic toss-up.”

Perino thus asked Spanberger whether Biden would help her campaign. But the Virginia Democrat made it clear Biden will not.

“I intend to do the campaigning myself. I am the candidate. It is my name on the ballot,” Spanberger said. “Certainly when I first ran, I ran in an R +7 district. And I won in that seat by getting out, speaking to voters, making sure that they know who I am and what it is that I intended to do for them.

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“In 2020, [I] ran for re-election and certainly outperformed the president on the ballot by telling the people what I had done and what I was going to continue to do,” she added.

Earlier in the interview, Spanberger refused to say whether she would support Biden for re-election in 2024.

“I’m looking squarely toward 2022 and the re-election ahead of me, working to make sure voters across Virginia’s 7th district know what I’ve been doing on their behalf and why I’m asking for their vote again,” Spanberger said. “I’ll be focused on 2024 after we get through the 2022 elections.”

Anything else?

Spanberger made headlines after the 2020 election when she torched her progressive colleagues for embracing “defund the police” and other far-left ideas out of touch with most Americans.

“We have to commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again,” Spanberger said in a post-election phone call with the Democratic caucus. “We need to not ever use the words ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again.”

“If we run this race again we will get f***ing torn apart again in 2022,” she predicted.

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