Luria Campaign Responds to Second Attack Ad from Rep. Scott Taylor and his Allies

September 13, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Today, after Congressman Scott Taylor’s allies at the NRCC launched another negative ad against Elaine Luria, Elaine Luria’s campaign for Congress responded.

“It shows just how worried they are about voters connecting with Elaine’s record of service that Congressman Scott Taylor and his allies have launched two dubious negative ads against her in just 24 hours as the region braces for a hurricane,” said Kathryn Sorenson, Campaign Manager for Elaine Luria. “These ads distort not only Elaine’s vision to make health care more affordable and accessible for Virginia families, but also Scott Taylor’s own record. Scott Taylor has been anything but an independent voice – he votes with his party 98% of the time – and the health care proposals that voters are worried about are Scott Taylor’s votes to gut the health care system and allow insurance companies to charge older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions more for their health insurance.”

Statement by Elaine Luria on Attack Ad

September 11, 2018

Many voters have reached out to me today regarding a new ad from Scott Taylor and I wanted to address it. I find it shameful and disappointing that on the anniversary of 9/11, as our community prepares for a major hurricane, Congressman Taylor would release such a trivial, tasteless and blatantly false attack ad.

Today I reflect on where I was seventeen years ago – standing watch supervising the overhaul of two nuclear reactors on an aircraft carrier in Norfolk Naval Shipyard after having just returned from a 6-month deployment to the Middle East.  My fellow sailors and I did not know what America’s response would be to these horrific acts of terrorism, but we were ready to put the ship back together and be part of that response.  I spent the next 16 years serving our nation, deploying an additional four times, and as a Commanding Officer of a combat ready unit, sending many sailors into harm’s way.  I didn’t expect, on this solemn day of remembrance, that I would also have to respond to this absurd, childish TV ad.  Congressman Taylor has made it clear through his actions and those of his staff that this type of shameless politics is routine for him.

What I learned in that Navy is when you are in charge, the buck stops with you.  Congressman Taylor needs to stand up and stop trying to shift the blame.  We deserve better than this from our representative.

“Do Good Work for Everyone’s Family”: Elaine Luria Launches Third TV Ad With Help From Daughter, Violette

September 7, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Today, voters in the 2nd Congressional District will hear from the daughter of Elaine Luria in a new television spot. “Tell You” is narrated by nine-year-old Violette Blondin and highlights her mother’s 20-year career in the Navy, as well as her experience turning an idea and a block of clay into a thriving small business, Mermaid Factory. The full ad can be found here.

“I’m running for Congress so that our children will have a brighter future and so that all our daughters will know that they can grow up to be and do whatever they dream. I want to ‘do good work’ for the families of Hampton Roads, by expanding access to affordable health care, growing our regional economy, and protecting our environment to strengthen the legacy we will leave for Violette’s generation,” said Elaine Luria.

The 30-second ad will run for several weeks on local stations.

Elaine Luria’s Statement On Today’s Court Decision in The Democratic Party of Virginia v. Christopher E. Piper, et al.

September 5, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Today, Judge Gregory Rupe of Richmond Circuit Court, ordered independent candidate Shaun Brown be removed from the ballot in Virginia’s Second Congressional District, citing forgery and “out-and-out fraud.”

Elaine Luria released the following statement in response to today’s decision:

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Social Security Works PAC Endorses Elaine Luria

August 22, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC endorsed Elaine Luria today at a community event in Virginia Beach. As highlighted in her recent ad “Fight for Virginia,” Luria is committed to protecting Medicare and Social Security, providing affordable healthcare for all Virginians, and ensuring fellow veterans receive the benefits they have earned.

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