Chris LaCivita Joins Scott Rigell Campaign

Scott Rigell’s campaign has announced that Chris LaCivita, maestro of George Allen’s 2000 successful Senatorial campaign and most recently Ken Cuccinelli’s very successful 2009 Attorney General’s race. Rigell’s campaign issued a press release, pasted in full below, including the following:

“I am proud to be part of a campaign team that will bring back commonsense conservative leadership to Virginia’s Second District by electing Scott Rigell to Congress,” remarked LaCivita.

Chris LaCivita was informally/formally working with Scott Taylor’s campaign originally (although this has been contested) so I contacted the Taylor campaign who stated:

Chris Lacivita joined the Taylor for Congress campaign because he believed that Scott Taylor was the best candidate, despite being the underdog with less money. Unfortunately in politics, Money Talks.

Full press release:

CHRIS LACIVITA JOINS SCOTT RIGELL’S CAMPAIGN TEAM
Veteran Campaign Advisor Joins Scott Rigell after successful elections of
Jeff McWaters and Ken Cuccinelli

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Scott Rigell, Republican candidate in Virginia’s Second Congressional District, announced today that Chris LaCivita, veteran of numerous successful campaigns both nationally and in Virginia, has joined his campaign team.
LaCivita was most recently the chief strategist for Jeff McWaters’ successful run for the Virginia State Senate where McWaters defeated his Democratic opponent by over 56 points in a special election on January 12th. In 2009, LaCivita served as chief strategist to then-Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s successful campaign for Attorney General, which Cuccinelli won with 58% of the vote.
“I am proud to be part of a campaign team that will bring back commonsense conservative leadership to Virginia’s Second District by electing Scott Rigell to Congress,” remarked LaCivita.
In the 2000 election cycle, LaCivita was the campaign manager of former Governor George Allen’s successful bid for the United States Senate. In a $10 million race, the Allen campaign unseated a 12 year incumbent with a 4.6 point win, which was the only successful Republican U.S. challenger race in the country. In late 2000, the Allen campaign was honored by PR WEEK magazine as the best managed campaign in the country.

Prior to leading the Allen campaign, LaCivita was executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia, where the GOP successfully captured control of both the State House and State Senate for the first time since Reconstruction. Under LaCivita’s leadership, the Republican Party of Virginia also completed the first sweep of all three of its state-wide offices during the 1997 election cycle.
Before entering politics, LaCivita served in the United States Marine Corps and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He saw extensive action in the first Gulf War and was wounded in combat.
For more information on Scott Rigell, visit him online at www.ScottRigell.com or join his Facebook site at www.facebook.com/scottrigell. You can also contact the Campaign Manager, Jason Miyares at (757) 679-5143 or [email protected]