Nick Freitas defeated John McGuire and four other candidates in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District’s July 18 Republican primary convention. After the third and final round of voting, Freitas received 56 percent of the delegate vote to McGuire’s 44 percent.
Freitas led in fundraising during the primary with $1,031,000 according to June 28 campaign finance reports. McGuire followed with $670,000. Freitas was also supported by Club for Growth, which spent roughly $300,000 supporting his candidacy.
Freitas will face incumbent Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-07) in the general election. She was first elected in 2018, defeating incumbent David Brat (R) by a margin of 50 percent to 48 percent.
The 7th Congressional District one of 30 U.S. House Districts represented by a Democrat in 2020 that voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016. During the presidential election, Trump received 51 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s (D) 44 percent in the 7th District.