Freshman Democrat Abigail Spanberger rode the “moderate” train in 2018 to oust conservative Republican Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th District. It was a tight race in a heavily Republican district. Spanberger played to suburban soccer moms in counties that had always voted Republican. She hauled in millions from across the country and had the Soros-funded pro-abortion EMILY’s List busing in volunteers from up north to knock on our doors.
In every pre-election interview and town hall, Spanberger touted her CIA background as a unique qualification in matters of national security. She promised to engage in civil discourse in her dealings with Republican members of Congress. She stayed far away from the “A” (abortion) word, sanctuary cities, and illegal immigration, couching her responses in the usual political double talk. The strategy worked, and it was due largely to one of her earliest supporters and trusted aides.
Gordon “Max” Heyworth worked with the congresswoman at a consulting firm after she left the CIA in 2014. He joined team Spanberger in 2017, where his Linkedin page describes his duties as developing communications, fundraising, crafting position statements, coordinating social media campaigns, and writing Spanberger’s nomination and victory speeches.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Spanberger and her Washington press secretary followed Heyworth’s Twitter posts. Did they turn a blind eye to his savage attacks on various Virginia state delegates, senators, President Trump, and his supporters? Only after the Times-Dispatch exposed Heyworth’s tweets did Spanberger unfollow Heyworth, who uses the handle “Woke Mr. Plow.” As of last Friday, his Twitter account has been deleted. read more