From the Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) reelection campaign:
Elaine for Congress Releases New Television Ad “Scare” About Scott Taylor’s Continued Intimidation Tactics
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, the Elaine for Congress campaign rolled out their most recent television ad entitled “Scare,” highlighting a constituent’s account about how disgraced Former Rep. Scott Taylor attempted to intimidate and silence her when she brought his campaign’s election fraud scandal to light.
“Lindsey’s story is another unfortunate consequence of Taylor’s intimidation tactics,” said Campaign Manager Veronica Ingham. “To think a sitting Congressman would threaten one of his constituents instead of working to serve them is appalling and it’s no wonder voters rejected Scott Taylor in 2018.”
In March of this year the first Taylor campaign staffer indicted pleaded guilty to election fraud charges related to 2018 attempts to get third party candidate Shaun Brown on the ballot with fraudulent signatures in the 2018 election.Shortly thereafter, a second staffer was indicted on two counts of election fraud, her trial is slated for This Thursday in Virginia Beach.
Shortly before the third indictment of another of his staffers, Scott Taylor threatened legal action against the Luria campaign for even mentioning that he himself was under investigation. Commonwealth’s Attorney John Beamer confirmed to 13 News Now that Taylor was under investigation and about Taylor’s claims to the contrary said, “No, that’s not true. The entire campaign is under investigation.”
Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s Second Congressional District, which includes all of Accomack and Northampton Counties, the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, as well as portions of Norfolk City, Hampton, and York and James City Counties. Congresswoman Luria serves on the House Armed Services Committee where she is Vice-Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and on the House Veterans Affairs Committee where she is the Chair of the Disability and Memorial Assistance Subcommittee. In 2018, Elaine Luria flipped VA-02 from a Republican incumbent and is a current Frontline incumbent.