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Ed Gillespie Va. GOP nominee
to face Sen. Warner

Associated Press, by Alan Suderman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/7/2014 3:39:53 PM

ROANOAKE, Va.- Former presidential adviser and lobbyist Ed Gillespie won the Republican nomination at the state party convention Saturday and will face Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in the general election in November. Gillespie won the nod at the Virginia Republican Convention in Roanoke to challenge Warner, a former Virginia governor and early favorite in the race. Gillespie is the former Republican National Committee chairman and a former adviser to President George W. Bush and Mitt Romney´s 2012 presidential campaign. A onetime aide on Capitol Hill, Gillespie also has made millions as a corporate lobbyist.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: catfur27, 6/7/2014 3:48:03 PM     (No. 9876652)

...as a Republican I hope I´m wrong...but I have a bad feeling about this...I smell RINO...that will waffle on tough issues...and be painted by the partisan media as a "rich lobbyist"...and he will lose a a very winnable seat.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/7/2014 4:04:25 PM     (No. 9876662)

For me, the main qualification in a two person race is that he is not the Democrat. I won´t hold out for perfection.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grampus, 6/7/2014 4:05:56 PM     (No. 9876664)

I don´t think this is a "very winable seat" for Republicans in Virginia. Statewide elections are now (unfortunately) almost a wrap for democrats. Northern Virginia and much of Tidewater, together with Richmond, a few college towns, and the 92% ethnic vote, are hard to beat....even for a unified Republican party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/7/2014 4:40:55 PM     (No. 9876682)

Regardless of whether this seat is winnable, there´s no reason to object to Gillespie on the basis of his positions, which you can read about at www.edforsenate.com/about/issues/. He wants to close the borders and get rid of O´care. He´s pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. He has a reasonable energy policy.

He´s better than any Democrat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 6/7/2014 4:44:18 PM     (No. 9876685)

If there is no need for "perfection", then we needn´t worry about TEA Party candidates, either, do we?

But there are two qualifications are the most important: Defend the Constitution of the United States, and stand by Israel.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 6/7/2014 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9876701)

Unfortunately, poster #3 is right. So much of Virginia has been New Jersified.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: danvillebill, 6/7/2014 5:07:32 PM     (No. 9876715)

Tough neighborhood for even a good pub candidate to win. And Ed Gillespie ain´t good. He´ll be lucky to lose by 10 points.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: privateer, 6/7/2014 5:12:53 PM     (No. 9876719)

Just what is needed! More lobbyists in Congress...cut out the middle-man.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/7/2014 5:52:23 PM     (No. 9876750)

The establishment has a reliable rubber stamp in Ed Gillespie hence the support and $$$. He will take care of the status quo. I doubt he will best Warner given the political climate in Virginia now. Nevertheless, I would vote for Gillespie. One term can´t hurt while conservatives find an excellent conservative to take his place.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 6/7/2014 5:59:47 PM     (No. 9876760)

Ed Gillespie IS a conservative. The AP snidely states that he´s been a lobbyist. Hypocrites. But since Obama has grown by gigantic proportions under Obama, and they mostly live in VA, there goes the state. My guess is that if this keeps up there will be a Virginia, a West Virginia, and a Not Either of Those Virginias.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 6/7/2014 6:01:29 PM     (No. 9876761)

EGADS. Correction: The government has grown under Obama… (I suppose Obama has grown too, at least his head anyway) I got too much sun today…. sigh.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/7/2014 7:24:42 PM     (No. 9876814)

#11 you were correct

Obama == Government.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: noparallel, 6/7/2014 8:19:09 PM     (No. 9876851)

Mark Warner´s votes will doom him. He supports obamacare. I spoke with his adviser on healthcare before ocare was passed and she said that fsa´s were reduced because it "wasn´t fair that some people had fsa plans and others didn´t." Warner says he´s an independentish Senator but plays just like a Pelosi Democrat.

Ed can win but he needs support. Would I have liked to have someone else? Yes--someone farther to the right. Warner is a reliable vote against liberty and for Obama´s policies. Warner must be defeated.

We must also watch for a third-party candidate to come along to siphon votes from Ed. If someone does, they need to be rapidly and thoroughly vetted to avoid what happened to Ken Cuccinelli.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lana720, 6/7/2014 9:18:15 PM     (No. 9876882)

Warner needs to go. Like too many others, been there too long and goes too far to the left.
Ed Gikespie may nit be as perfect as some would like, but on the bread and butter and constitutional issues, he´s perfect.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 6/7/2014 9:58:53 PM     (No. 9876924)

Gillespie has been a conservative warrior since the 1990s.
He was part of the Contract With America.
He´s a good guy and will make a great addition to the Senate.
Slamming everyone who isn´t far , far
right as a RINO has grown old.
As tired as anyone who criticizes Barry is a racist.
Gillespie , per ABC News- "in a speech to thousands of GOP delegates prior to the convention vote
in which he was the favorite,
Gillespie promised to fight for lower taxes,
fewer restrictions on energy production
and to repeal the Affordable Care Act."
Thousands of GOP Republicans support the guy and he might have a shot to remove Warner, but,
the Tea Party types complain because Ed
isn´t " pure " enough.
They would rather lose with a pure candidate
than win with a
common sense conservative.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kahunavol, 6/7/2014 11:08:37 PM     (No. 9876996)

The Great and Powerful Oz has spoken.

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