- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democrat Eileen Bedell is seeking a seat in Congress currently held by Republican Rep. Dave Brat.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://goo.gl/BQqXPE ) Bedell has filed paperwork to run for the 7th Congressional District seat.

The 43-year-old Bedell lives in Chesterfield County’s Bon Air and is an attorney.

Brat scored one of the biggest political upsets in U.S. political history when he defeated then U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. Brat went on to easily win the general election in the Republican-leaning district.

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