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Del. Nick Freitas, R-30th answers a question during an election forum held in October at Germanna Community College's Daniel Technology Center.

On November 13 Nick Freitas became the first successful write-in candidate in the Commonwealth of Virginia in more than a decade. Now about to begin his third term as state delegate for the 30th legislative district, Freitas handily accomplished what many believed was impossible.

Freitas’ popularity and appeal in this election apparently extended even beyond the bounds of his district: volunteers working the polls at the Brandy Station precinct reported a steady stream of voters who showed up just to write in Nick for delegate—even though Freitas represents fewer than 20 households in Brandy Station. Volunteers were forced to direct voters to choose the candidates for their actual legislative districts, instead.

Coming off the heels of a massive write-in campaign, the Freitas momentum is strong. I spent the entire election day at the Culpeper polls, and it was obvious to me that voters across the county are fiercely loyal to Nick Freitas—and that they hope to see him seek higher office.

Freitas’ strong local support and his statewide reputation as a conservative stalwart and champion for liberty make him the best possible candidate to defeat Abigail Spanberger in 2020.

I’m writing to encourage him to jump into the race and bring the 7th Congressional District home to the GOP.

Maggie Cleary

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Culpeper County

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