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How Much Corporate PAC Money Will Rep. Elaine Luria Raise Today?

Dec 08, 2020

Luria enters day 18 of dodging reporter inquiries about her corporate PAC pledge

Representative Elaine Luria is wasting no time getting acquainted with her new corporate special interest donors. Following her decision to break her no corporate PAC money pledge, Roll Call and Sludge both confirmed that Representative Luria is attending a virtual fundraiser today that advertised she is taking corporate PAC money.

“Claudia Hogan, an organizer of a Dec. 8 virtual fundraiser that the congresswoman’s campaign is hosting, also did not respond. An invitation to that event suggests that PACs contribute $1,000 to attend and doesn’t mention any rules about PACs connected to specific companies.” [Roll Call, 12/2/2020]

“Micaela Isler, executive director of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees, confirmed with Sludge over email that a Dec. 8 virtual fundraiser invitation from Luria indicates the congresswoman is now taking PAC dollars without restrictions.” [Sludge, 12/3/2020]

Virginia voters deserve to know what has changed since 2018 when then-congressional candidate Elaine Luria said: This kind of pay-to-play governance is unacceptable, that’s why I’ve pledged to reject corporate PAC donations.” What did it take, Representative Luria?