Virginia Republican Rep. Who Lost Reelection Lands Position at Liberty University
“was a longtime economics professor at Randolph-Macon College”
You may remember Dave Brat from the 2014 midterm when he beat Eric Cantor.
Departing House member Brat lands at Liberty University
Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat, who is leaving Congress after losing his reelection bid, is headed for a new role at Liberty University.
The Lynchburg, Va., university announced Wednesday that Brat will be the next dean of its School of Business.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who is a prominent evangelical leader and ally of President Donald Trump, said in a statement he was “thrilled” to have Brat join the faculty.
Brat was a longtime economics professor at Randolph-Macon College before pulling off a surprise victory over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in 2014. He previously worked at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen and at the World Bank.
Brat served in Congress for two terms and was a member of the House Freedom Caucus and the House Budget Committee. He was unseated in November by Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA officer.
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Brat will be missed in Congress.
Liberty will be blessed to have him.
Maybe Falwell will politely explain to Brat why Brat lost: He didn’t want to go anywhere near POTUS in the weeks/days leading up to his election.