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David Brat, who beat Eric Cantor in the 7th district GOP primary, to announce campaign platform

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat is set to hold a news conference where he will present part of his campaign platform.

Brat is scheduled to speak to reporters Thursday outside his campaign headquarters in Glen Allen.

The candidate will not answer any reporters' questions, according to the campaign.

Brat has been keeping the media at a distance since his stunning upset win against U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 7th District's GOP primary last week.

Brat is also set to speak at the Hanover GOP meeting Thursday evening.

Democrat Jack Trammell is set to face Brat in the general election. Both teach at Randolph-Macon College.

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