In one of this year’s hottest midterm races, Democrat Elaine Luria out-raised and out-spent incumbent Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, in her successful bid to represent Virginia’s 2nd District in Congress.
Luria's fundraising fueled a major advertising and digital media push in the final two weeks of the campaign, new candidate filings at the Federal Election Commission show.
All in all, Luria spent $1.5 million from mid-October through the end of November, or nearly three times Taylor's total of $599,397.
“Toward the last two weeks, her campaign spots dominated the airwaves. For every spot from Scott Taylor, one and often two more spots from Luria’s campaign...