The Common Ground Scorecard Ranked the Congresswoman as Tied for Second Place for Most Bipartisan Elected Official in the Country
WOODBRIDGE, V.A. — The nonpartisan Common Ground Committee (CGC) once again ranked U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger as the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia — and the second-highest bipartisan lawmaker in the country.
The CGC’s latest Common Ground Scorecard gave Spanberger a score of 100 out of 100 points, putting her in the top one-half of one percent of all elected officials for finding common ground with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Spanberger’s score is 72 points higher than the average score of 28 — making her the most bipartisan elected official from Virginia and tied for second place in the entire country.
The Common Ground Scorecard shows on a scale of 0 to 100 how much elected officials — including U.S. House Members, U.S. Senators, and governors — seek to find common ground with members of the other political party. For more information on the CGC’s methodology and Spanberger’s score, visit he
“American voters want their elected leaders to work together and do the hard work it will take to solve America’s most difficult challenges,” said Bruce Bond, CEO & Co-Founder, Common Ground Committee. “We know that Members of Congress can work together to find areas of agreement for the good of the country — regardless of their political beliefs. We also believe that sticking to your principles and working to find common ground with your political opponents aren’t mutually exclusive concepts — you can do both. Congresswoman Spanberger understands that you can disagree without anger or rancor over a given issue, and I hope that more Members of Congress follow her lead.”
“The Virginians I serve expect me to work with my colleagues to get things done for our Commonwealth. And in recent years, we’ve seen good-faith, bipartisan negotiations deliver major wins for Virginia — such as the bipartisan infrastructure law for Virginia’s roads and bridges, the Honoring Our PACT Act for Virginia’s Veterans and military families, and the CHIPS and Science Act for Virginia’s workforce and economy,” said Spanberger. “Bipartisanship should never be the goal in and of itself — rather, it should be a means for delivering long-lasting progress. That’s why I’m honored to once again be ranked as the most bipartisan lawmaker from Virginia, and I want to thank the Common Ground Committee for their continued work for the good for our communities, our Commonwealth, and our country.”
Nonpartisan organizations have consistently ranked Spanberger as the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia. Last year, the nonpartisan Bipartisan Index released by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy ranked Spanberger as the third-most bipartisan U.S. House Democrat and the fifth-most bipartisan Member of either party in the U.S. House. Her ranking was the highest of any lawmaker in either the U.S House or U.S. Senate from Virginia.
The Common Ground Scorecard was first released prior to the 2020 election and is updated annually by CGC, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization devoted to improving public discourse in politics. In addition to their commitments and personal actions, CGC also incorporates third-party rankings on bipartisanship and other public sources of data.