(Washington Examiner) Virginia Rep. Dave Brat said he will stress the principles of the United States' Founding Fathers as he considers whether to run for Senate if Hillary Clinton names Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate.
"I didn't know it would make such national headlines a few days ago," Brat told the Washington Examiner, referring to his statement that he would consider running for the seat if Kaine becomes vice president. "I didn't want to get out in front of the skis or anything, people asked me in passing.
"I went into this congressional race because economics and ethics are my life's work, and I wanted to put it into practice," said Brat, who won his first election by toppling former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "So I'm going to use those tools to pursue the best interests of this country in any way way that I can. I'll have to look at what the races look like, and at the opportunities.
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