Congressman Dave Brat debuts new book


When Congressman Dave Brat (R-7) visited Culpeper last Monday at a CORPS (Christian Organization of Retired Persons) meeting, he mentioned that his new book American Underdog was about to hit the streets. It debuted June 28. In it, Brat tells the incredible story of how an unknown economics professor armed with nothing but a firm grasp of foundational American principles defeated one of the most powerful men in Congress and went on to win the general election. Drawing inspiration and wisdom from Classical Greece and Rome, St. Augustine, the Enlightenment, and modern thinkers, Brat’s unlikely victory proved big ideas still matter, if only we are willing to rediscover them.

For an often divided conservative movement, Brat has a powerful message: limited government, Judeo-Christian values and free enterprise are not separate political issues. They are integral parts of a unified philosophy that gave birth to the most free, most prosperous nation in human history.

A fighter for children, he illuminates how our current fiscal policies are selling their future, and outlines new ways to move forward with a conservative agenda that provides fairer treatment for all.

Dave Brat beat incumbent Eric Cantor, who many speculated would be the next Speaker of the House, in 2014. It was a historic victory. He is the Republican nominee in Virginia’s 7th District and will seek re-election in November.

Meet the Author

Congressman Dave Brat will be in Culpeper Friday, July 1, at the GOP Office located at 210 N. Main Street from 4-6 p.m. His book, American Underdog, debuted June 28.


Thursday, June 30 @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Barnes & Noble – Chesterfield Towne Center (11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA)

Friday, July 1 @ 12:00p – 2:00 p.m.

Wise Guys Hamburgers Orange (118 E. Main Street, Orange, VA)

Friday, July 1 @ 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Culpeper GOP Office Culpeper (210 N. Main Street, Culpeper, VA)

Saturday, July 2 @ 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble – Short Pump Town Center Henrico (11640 W Broad Street, Henrico, VA)

Saturday, July 9 @ 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Books-A-Million Spotsylvania Towne Center (137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg, VA)