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Video: Rep. Elaine Luria Releases New Ads Highlighting Jen Kiggans’ Election Denialism and Republican Attempts to Take Away Women’s Rights

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From Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02)’s reelection campaign:

Congresswoman Luria Releases New Ads Highlighting Jen Kiggans’ Election Denialism and Republican Attempts to Take Away Women’s Rights

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Former small business owner and 20-year Navy veteran, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) announced two new television ads today, her 13th and 14th of the 2022 cycle.

“Jen Kiggans has repeatedly shown that she is too extreme to represent the people of Coastal Virginia in Congress. She refuses to say that Joe Biden won a free and fair election nearly two years ago and would support a national abortion ban,” Congresswoman Luria said. “Hampton Roads deserves better than an election denier and abortion extremist who runs away from local reporters. I will continue to be an independent voice in Congress and work across the aisle to deliver for our veterans, secure defense investments to stand up to China, cut costs for working families, and protect the right to choose.”

“Unfit” highlights Kiggans’ refusal to answer if Joe Biden was fairly elected president after she ran away from several reporters asking the question at the first VA-02 debate. Immediately following Monday night’s VA-02 debate in Smithfield, Jen Kiggans was quickly rushed through a back door to avoid local reporters and repeatedly refused to answer follow-up questions from 13 News Now as to whether Joe Biden won the 2020 election.

Kiggans is one of only four state senators who voted for a $70 million taxpayer-funded audit of the 2020 election in Virginia, which Joe Biden won by 10 points. The Virginian Pilot editorial board slammed Kiggans in August: “After announcing her bid for Congress, she apparently decided that the path to victory is the selling of her soul,” and compared her to conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. 

“What’s Best” highlights efforts by Kiggans’ backers in Congress to restrict the rights of women in America by banning abortion nationwide and voting against legislation that would protect the fundamental right to use birth control in America. 

Kiggans applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, millions of women were stripped of their rights, and states across the country moved to ban abortion and made it harder for women to access the reproductive health care they need.

Her campaign affirmed her support of an extreme national abortion ban after Congressional Republicans introduced the legislation and vowed to hold a vote. She also insultingly called abortion a “shiny object” that is being used to “distract and applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Kiggans has said she is “100%, unapologetically pro-life.” She has said that  abortion was her motivation to run for office, and she pledged to prioritize “the right to life.” Kiggans also supports allowing states to ban abortion without exceptions.

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