Philadelphia — Today, 314 Action Fund announced a broadcast media buy to highlight the failure of Bob Good, candidate for Virginia’s fifth congressional district, to put Virginians’ needs first during the coronavirus pandemic

The six-figure buy, which begins on Tuesday, August 11th, will run district-wide through September 7th. The ad, “Bad,” will aim to inform voters in VA-05 about self-described “biblical conservative” Bob Good’s opposition to PPP loans for small businesses and the expansion of unemployment insurance in the face of the pandemic. The ad also emphasizes the failure of Good to support paid sick leave and providing more protective equipment for pandemic frontline workers.


Bob Good’s primary campaign centered around his criticism of incumbent Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman for presiding over a same-sex marriage. Following the primary, Good’s efforts to get onto the November ballot hit a snag when he failed to file the necessary paperwork before its deadline. 

“Bob Good has made it clear through his lack of competence and understanding of Virginians’ needs that he is no way fit to lead during this time of great uncertainty,” said John Sweeney, spokesperson for 314 Action Fund. “Good values his own interpretations of reality over facts and evidence. The people of Virginia’s fifth congressional district deserve a congressperson who will fight on the side of science.”


314 Action Fund is powered by a grassroots community of over two million people working to elect scientists, doctors, and STEM professionals who will use science and facts to address our most pressing issues like climate change and health care. In 2018, we played a pivotal role in flipping the U.S. House of Representatives and elected nine Democratic scientists to the House and Senate, as well as over 100 to key legislative districts. In 2020, 314 Action Fund will continue working to elect science leaders and defeat climate deniers in Congress and legislatures across the country.