Virginia Republican Scott W. Taylor said Monday that he will end his U.S. Senate campaign against Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) and instead run for his old U.S. House seat representing Virginia Beach.
If Taylor wins a competitive Republican primary, he will face Rep. Elaine Luria, the Democrat who unseated him in a 2018 election amid a wave of anti-Trump sentiment and a scandal over election petitions that embroiled Taylor’s campaign.
Ben Loyola, a Republican candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd District, slammed former Rep. Scott Taylor, a fellow Republican, on Monday over a news report that said Taylor is abandoning his bid to challenge Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and will instead run for his former House seat.
Loyola is running to challenge Rep. Elaine Luria, D-2nd, who beat Taylor a year ago to flip the Hampton Roads seat that is based in Virginia Beach.
The field of Republicans seeking to challenge Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in 2020 is growing.
Omari Faulkner, 37, a former Navy reservist who was a basketball player at Georgetown University, announced a run on Wednesday. He lives in Loudoun County. Daniel Gade, 44, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and Iraq War combat veteran, announced a run last month. He lives in Alexandria.
Thomas Speciale, a U.S. Army reservist from Woodbridge, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, joining an already crowded field of Republican primary candidates aiming to take down current U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat.
Former Rep. Scott Taylor is considering a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic Party of Virginia for “slandering, smearing, and lying” about his role in an alleged election fraud scheme during his failed 2018 re-election bid.
The one-term Virginia Republican claimed “complete vindication” after Virginia special prosecutor Don Caldwell, who is investigating election fraud claims against members of Taylor’s former campaign staff, released an update Monday saying he indicted one former Taylor staffer for election fraud but found no evidence — so far — that Taylor directed any illegal activity. Other indictments could still be forthcoming, Caldwell indicated.
A former campaign staffer for ex-Congressman Scott Taylor was charged Monday with submitting forged signatures on a petition to get a third-party candidate on the ballot to siphon votes from his opponent.
A grand jury indicted Lauren Creekmore Peabody on two counts of election fraud, said Circuit Court Clerk Tina Sinnen. The crime is a felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
One of the most closely watched races in the House of Representatives pits two Navy veterans with different visions for health care against each other.
Republican Scott Taylor, a freshman representative and former Navy SEAL, seeks to defend his seat in the 2nd Congressional District against Elaine Luria, a Norfolk businesswoman and former Navy commander, in the midterm election on Nov. 6.
Democrats in Virginia on Thursday accused Republican campaign staffers in a competitive congressional race of faking the signatures of at least 17 voters to help put an independent candidate on November’s ballot.
Democratic party officials said the “blatant fraud” committed by staffers working for Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor is an effort to split the Democratic vote in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District.
Rep. Scott Taylor said Tuesday that he had severed ties with his campaign consultant after learning about allegations of forged signatures in petitions gathered by his campaign staff. Also Tuesday, a special prosecutor was assigned to investigate petitions gathered by Taylor’s staff to help get an independent candidate on the November ballot.
A Hampton Roads widow said she’s hurt and confused about how her late husband’s signature ended up on a ballot petition that staff for Rep. Scott Taylor, R-2nd, gathered for another candidate.
Another woman said she moved from Virginia Beach to Nevada, where she’s been registered to vote since 2014, and has no idea how her name ended up on a petition a Taylor staffer gathered.