Rep. Spanberger’s constituents file into the Nottoway High School auditorium. The former CIA officer and first-time politician knew that once she defeated Republican Dave Brat to represent this district she’d have to defend her promise to work across the aisle pretty often.

Rep. Spanberger’s constituents file into the Nottoway High School auditorium. The former CIA officer and first-time politician knew that once she defeated Republican Dave Brat to represent this district she’d have to defend her promise to work across the aisle pretty often.