Skip To Content
We’ve Taken Down the Forward Paywall: An Open Letter to Our ReadersRead Now
Fast Forward

‘She chose China:’ Navy vet Elaine Luria’s opponent goes negative, trying to take seat back

It’s round two in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, as Scott Taylor, the Navy veteran who lost the seat in 2018 to Elaine Luria, tries to win it back from her.

Luria is ahead by 7 points, according to a poll by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy, and Taylor is attacking her patriotism.

“When she personally invested in Chinese manufacturing, she chose China over America, and that is unconscionable for a U.S. congressperson to do that. I will always be for America,” Taylor said at last week’s debate.

Luria clapped back.

“Is he questioning my patriotism? That I wouldn’t fight and die for America? That I didn’t wear the uniform in the U.S. Navy for 20 years? That is disgusting,.” she said.

In an ad, Taylor highlighted Luria’s investments in the Chinese company Ali Baba, and accused her of voting for Chinese business interests over American ones.

A digital Luria ad attacked Taylor over a scandal from the last contest. Members of Taylor’s campaign allegedly falsified signatures and added fake names to a ballot petition to get a third party candidate into the race in the hopes of splitting the Democratic vote. Now several former staffers are under indictment.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.