Former congressman Scott TaylorScott William Taylor Republican Scott Taylor wins the Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in the Avenatti rematch in the old cell of El Chapo, lawyers say vulnerable Democrats feel hot before impeachment vote MORE he won the Republican primaries in Virginia’s second district, establishing a November rematch against the representative. Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman Luria Republican Scott Taylor wins the Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in the rematch The National Federation of Retailers organizes ‘virtual visits’ to legislators amid the coronavirus The arms control group deploys the support of the House PLUS (D), who toppled him in 2018.
Taylor, a former Navy SEAL who represented the second district from 2017 to 2019, led the primary election with 48 percent of the vote, outperforming two other Republicans with 61 percent of the precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.
Taylor, also a former member of the Virginia General Assembly, initially launched a challenge to the Senate seat in the United States Senate. Mark WarnerMark Robert Warner Republican Scott Taylor wins the Virginia primaries, to face Elaine Luria in the rematch Republican Daniel Gade wins the Virginia primaries to challenge Mark Warner Warner: Trump and the ‘minion’ Barr ‘are ready to get rid of anyone investigating Trump’s associates MORE (D), but decided to search for his old seat representing the Virginia Beach area. Taylor lost to Luria by about 2 points in 2018.
The Republican candidate was endorsed by President TrumpDonald John Trump Bowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in New York. McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results expected next week New York Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins MORE earlier this month.
The district has been competitive in recent presidential election cycles. President Trump beat the Democratic candidate Hillary clintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Republican Scott Taylor wins the Virginia primaries, to face Elaine Luria in the rematch Clinton says she is working to send Trump “back to the golf course full time” 5 things to see in the primaries of the Tuesday MORE there by about 2.5 percentage points, and both Mitt romneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt Romney Republican Scott Taylor wins the Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in the Nadler rematch to quote AG Barr by Berman firing Republican protests around Trump after the firing of the Manhattan federal attorney MORE and John McCainJohn Sidney McCain Republican Scott Taylor wins the Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in the rematch Congress should reinstate the tax certificate program to encourage diversity of media ownership NIGHT DEFENSE: Top Democrats file a bill to stop Trump’s withdrawal to Germany | Esper Announces Internal Review On Diversity In The Army | Senior Pentagon foreign policy official resigns after White House approves MORE nomination It narrowly led the district in 2012 and 2008, respectively, even when former President Obama won Virginia’s electoral votes.
Cook’s Political Report calls the race a “shake-up.”
Originally, Virginia was scheduled to hold her congressional primaries on June 9, but delayed them for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has also caused an increase in mail-in ballots.