Meet the Democrat Aiming to Be Israel’s Biggest Champion in Congress

Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia, a 20-year Navy veteran, calls Israel America's most important ally in the Middle East and isn't afraid to go against the party line on Iran

Ben Samuels
Washington
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Elaine Luria, a second-term Democratic congresswoman from Virginia, has quickly emerged as perhaps the most outspoken defender of Israel from her party in Congress.

A self-described “unabashed supporter” of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the 45-year-old Navy veteran has made a concerted effort to be a vocal proponent of this bond – even if that means going against the party line.

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