January 6, 2020 News & Press Releases

Scott Taylor ditches Senate campaign, now hoping to win back the same constituents who fired him in 2018

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA. – After his Senate campaign failed to build any momentum, former Representative Scott Taylor has pivoted to running for office in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, hoping to win back the same constituents who kicked him out of office in 2018. 

Taylor, whose 2018 campaign is still under criminal investigation for election fraud, has been busy grandstanding since he lost reelection. But after getting rejected for the job of U.S. Ambassador to Qatar and campaigning with losing General Assembly candidates in Virginia's elections, Taylor's political ambitions have fallen flat. Now, he's hoping to return to the 2nd Congressional District and win back the same voters who his campaign allegedly tried to defraud.  

“Scott Taylor, who was fired by his constituents in the 2018 midterm election, couldn't get his Senate campaign off the ground after failing to get the ambassador job that he wanted. While he's still being investigated for election fraud, Representative Elaine Luria has remained focused on delivering for the people of Virginia’s 2nd District, notably authoring bipartisan laws that put money in veterans' pockets and honor the sacrifice of Keith Cox," said DPVA Press Secretary Grant Fox.