Elizabeth Taylor’s impact on Virginia politics
Did you even realize that she had one? Elizabeth Taylor‘s marriage to former Senator John Warner was more than just Beltway meets Hollywood romance. The diva used her star power to help launch the career of Warner. A career that was one of the most significant in Virginia political history.
Here is my story from NBC12:
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – The death of movie star Elizabeth Taylor is sending ripples through the entertainment community tonight.
But while Taylor was an icon in Hollywood, she played a significant role in launching an important political career right here Virginia.
Taylor’s fifth marriage was to a former naval officer by the name of John Warner.
That was in 1976, right before John Warner launched a campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Taylor criss- crossed Virginia with her groom, playing a big part in his election.
Warner said he never would’ve had the chance to serve 5 terms and 30 years in the Senate, if Elizabeth Taylor had not come into his life.
You can see and read the full story on NBC12.com.