House Republican leader endorses Kiggans in Republican primary race

State Sen. Jen Kiggans (R) received a powerful endorsement on Tuesday in her bid to win the Republican nomination to run against Rep. Elaine Luria in VA-02.

U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy threw his support behind Kiggans on Tuesday in the crowded field of Republicans seeking to run against Luria. McCarthy will likely become Speaker of the House if Republicans flip the House midterm.

“The road to a Republican majority in the House is through Virginia‘s Second Congressional District, and Jen Kiggans is the experienced and proven curator in this race who will ensure we get the job done in 2022,” McCarthy said in a statement Tuesday. “As a Navy veteran, nurse practitioner, and legislator, Jen understands the critical issues facing her district and will do a wonderful job representing coastal Virginians and the American people in Congress. I’m proud to support Jen’s candidacy and look forward to joining her on the campaign trail and working alongside her in Congress as we fight to get America back on track.

Kiggans was also endorsed by Rep. Elise Stefanik, Republican House Conference Chair, Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Virginia State Senator Bill DeSteph (District 8), the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), Elevate PAC, Winning for Women, VIEWPAC and GOPAC