Former Hawaii Congresswoman and Democratic presidential nominee Tulsi Gabbard joined Republican 7th Congressional District nominee Yesli Vega at a Saturday afternoon rally in Stafford County.
Backed by a large American flag in a packed warehouse, Vega spoke about inflation, parents’ rights, government overreach and the importance of holding the current administration accountable, among other topics.
At one point, an audience member handed her a t-shirt with a picture of a chicken that read “Where Is Abigail?,” alluding to the recently cancelled debate between the two candidates.
Gabbard, who just recently announced her departure from the Democratic party, stressed similar topics while emphasizing her support for Vega and the importance of the race.
“The power elite is stronger when we are divided. So they spread lies, avoid debates, conversation, anything where they are put on the spot to be held accountable for their record and to actually debate the substance of their policies.”
“They have created a government of, by and for the elite…serving themselves. This isn’t limited to people in one party.”
Other speakers included Virginia Delegates Nick Freitas and Tara Durant. As the event concluded, Gabbard, Vega and Durant all took time to meet and greet attendees and pose for photos.
Vega is currently running for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District against incumbent Abigail Spanberger. The election is Tuesday, November 8th.