EMILYs List Statement on Elaine Luria’s Victory in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District
For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Elaine Luria’s Victory in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Elaine Luria on being reelected to represent Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Congresswoman Elaine Luria on her reelection victory. One of the first women to serve the entirety of her service in the U.S. Navy on combatant ships, Congresswoman Luria is a trailblazer and a fearless leader. In Congress, she continues to serve her country with the same level of dedication as her 20 years in the Navy. A small business owner, proud mother, and accomplished legislator, no one is more qualified to represent Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District in Washington.”
Women Vote, the independent expenditure arm of EMILYs List, and BlackPAC ran a joint six-figure, seven-week radio program targeting Black voters. Women Vote also ran a GOTV mail program to nearly 53,000 low-propensity Democratic women in the district.
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