Spanberger Again Ranked as Most Bipartisan Virginia Lawmaker

The Common Ground Scorecard Ranked the Congresswoman as Tied for Fourth Place for Most Bipartisan Elected Official in the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nonpartisan Common Ground Committee (CGC) once again ranked U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger as the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia — and gave her the fourth-highest score of any lawmakers 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 71 points higher than the average score of 29 — making her the most bipartisan elected official from Virginia and tied for fourth 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 here.

“While personal attacks and social media spats in Congress get the most attention, most Americans probably don’t realize there are earnest and dedicated Members like Congresswoman Spanberger, striving each day to solve the complex problems our country faces,” said Common Ground Committee Co-founder Erik Olsen. “We understand that Americans want their leaders to do the hard work necessary to find areas of agreement when possible, and we applaud Congresswoman Spanberger for her work seeking out common ground on our country’s toughest challenges.”

“Virginians expect results, and you can’t get results without working with responsible lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to address the real issues impacting people we serve. I’m honored to once again be ranked as the most bipartisan lawmaker from Virginia and among the most bipartisan elected officials in the country,” said Spanberger. “Even in this era of divided government, we are able to — and we must — find common ground. I thank the Common Ground Committee for their continued efforts to bring our communities, our Commonwealth, and our country together. At the end of the day, bipartisanship isn’t just a political ideal — it’s the key to unlocking real progress for the Virginians I serve.”

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.

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