RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dave Brat is kicking off his campaign for the general election after his upset victory against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 7th District's Republican primary.
Brat attended the Midlothian Rotary Club breakfast Tuesday but organizers said he was not a speaker at the event. The breakfast was closed to the press.
He gave brief remarks to reporters before the breakfast where he said he'll be campaigning on a message of promoting "economic prosperity" in the general election.
Brat spent much of last week in his home avoiding media attention following his victory over Cantor.
Brat is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College. He's set to face off against Democrat Jack Trammell, who also teaches at Randolph-Macon, in November.