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Opinion Rob Wittman’s reelection strategy

Rep. Rob Wittman (R) is a new congressman in Virginia's 1st District whose voting record might not sit well with the same voters who turned their backs on the GOP in 2018 and 2020. The message they are sending to the voters back home is very clear: We're against abortion rights, contraception and same-sex marriage, says Julian Zelizer. Zelizer: Virginia's four GOP House members voted “no” for the Women’s Health Protection act, the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act, the Right to Contraception Act and the Respect for Marriage Act are all social issues. For Cline, Good and Griffith, who represent the western part of the state in which Democrats exist but aren’t a real electoral threat to the honorable members, their career prospects or their pensions, such votes have no political downside.

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