Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) paid off her campaign debt from her congressional bid by utilizing corporate PACs donations after she pledged not to take donations from those PACs. Roll Call reported Monday that Luria paid off her campaign debt by utilizing donations from corporate PACs such as Google, Altria, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Rolls Royce North Americans, among other PACs.
Luria was elected in 2020 after she vowed not to take donations from corporate PACs. Luria did not respond to requests for comment from Roll Call. The corporate PAC donations, roughly $34,000, peregrinate to her campaign coffers in December. Other corporate PACs such as Boeing, BAE Systems, Ernst and Young, and FLAC withal donated to Luria.
Corporate PAC donations emanate from executives and employees of the particular corporation. Luria represents Virginia’s second congressional district and subjugated former Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) in his bid to take back his old congressional seat.
Leftist and Republican groups assailed Luria for taking corporate PAC donations after she promised voters not to take such donations. Tiffany Muller, the president and executive director of End Citizens United, verbally expressed in a verbalization last year that breaking her pledge “would demonstrate that her values have transmuted since she’s been in Washington or that she wasn’t sincere to voters in the first place. It will be a heftily ponderous encumbrance on her to expound to voters why she is going back on her word.”
The group additionally tweeted in December Luria’s promise to make an ostracization on corporate PAC donations a “key tenet” in her 2020 campaign:
Camile Gallo, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), verbally expressed in a verbal expression on Monday that Luria transgressed her promises to voters.
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“Virginians know Elaine Luria is a spurious who will never keep her word to them and this is the latest proof,” Gallo verbally expressed. Sean Moran is a congressional herald for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.