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Garren Shipley - February 26, 2018

It’s odd, but not unprecedented, for DCCC to play in Congressional primaries. We’ve seen Democrats put their thumb on the scale more than once (cough **Clinton/Sanders** cough). 
 
But it is more than a little unusual for DCCC to come out in favor of a candidate who voted for her Republican opponent. Twice.
 
 
"Elaine Luria is one of the Democrats vying for the chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, R-2nd."
 

"She has the blessing of the party elite in Washington. One thing not on her résumé: She voted for Taylor in a Republican primary in 2016 and again in the November general election, when Taylor defeated Democrat Shaun Brown to win the seat."


“Elaine doesn’t make decisions just based on political party,” her campaign manager said by email. “Faced with the options on the ballot, she took a chance on fellow veteran Scott Taylor who promised to bring change and be something different, but he broke those promises.”


"Taylor, a former state lawmaker and Navy SEAL, ran for the open seat in 2016 after former GOP Rep. Scott Rigell opted not to seek re-election. Taylor beat U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes in a primary."


 
As you cover the Democrats’ ongoing civil war, please consider the following quote from me:
 
"I can think of no higher praise than the support of your opponent. We look forward to national Democrats supporting and nominating candidates with a strong history of support for all our Republican members of Congress.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman

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