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DCCC: In VA02, “Jen Kiggans is sprinting further to the right every day in an effort to win her contest against America First candidate Jarome Bell”

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From the DCCC:

The VA-02 Race (to the Right) Is On
Washington Post and Virginia Scope spotlight the extremism and conspiracy theories in the VA-02 Republican primary

It’s total disarray in the bruising VA-02 Republican primary, where “establishment pick” Jen Kiggans is sprinting further to the right every day in an effort to win her contest against America First candidate Jarome Bell.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Kiggans was forced to answer for her increasingly extreme record as she attempts to win over Trump’s base – including a vote for a $70 million taxpayer-funded audit of Virginia’s 2020 election, though Kiggans “would not say whether she herself believed there was fraud in the 2020 election in Virginia necessitating an audit.” 

Key quotes from the WaPo article:

  • “Without much fanfare last month, Kiggans was one of just four Republicans in the state Senate to vote to support a $70 million ‘full forensic audit’ of the 2020 election in Virginia — a vote that most starkly highlights the influence that Trump and his perpetual false claims of voter fraud have retained over Republican candidates even in competitive swing districts like the 2nd District, where he lost.”
  • Kiggans has acknowledged Biden was legitimately elected, but when questioned she would not say whether she herself believed there was fraud in the 2020 election in Virginia necessitating an audit […] There is no evidence of significant fraud affecting the outcome of the 2020 election in Virginia or elsewhere, and the state performed its own audit last year affirming the results.”
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