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Are there more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members in Virginia’s wealthy Fairfax County?

“There have been eight publicly reported murders by MS-13 in Northern Virginia alone. And there’s more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members just in Fairfax County, and this is a growing problem.” — Ed Gillespie (R), Virginia gubernatorial candidate, interview on the J.R. Hoeft Show, Oct. 21, 2017 “We know that there are more than 2,000 […]

WaPo: Democrats jittery about VA Governor race

Democrat Ralph Northam is in a neck and neck race with Republican Ed Gillespie in a contest where turnout is key in an off year election.

In Virginia's Trump country, low enthusiasm for Republican

People in Virginia's coal country still love President Donald Trump, but not his pick to be their next governor. Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider backed by Trump, who won … Click to Continue »

Obama Condemns 'Cynical' GOP Race Baiting In Virginia Governor's Race

Former President Barack Obama condemned Ed Gillespie, the GOP nominee for Virginia governor, for airing a misleading, race-baiting ad tying Democratic opponent Ralph Northam to the notorious MS-13 gang, calling the advertisement “cynical” and “corrosive.”

Virginia Slim: Could A Right-Wing Minion Win the Old Dominion?

If Ed Gillespie pulls it off, you know they’ll be lighting the tiki torches again. The thought of a race-baiting Republican (is there any other kind?) winning the Virginia gubernatorial race mere months after Heather Heyer gave her life fighting the extremists that Republican has been pandering to should shock the conscience—yet such an event... Read more »

Obama says Gillespie's racist campaign 'trying to deliver cynical as politics gets'

During a campaign stop for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, former President Barack Obama ripped into Republican candidate Ed Gillespie’s Trumpian embrace of anti-immigrant smear ads, saying that what Gillespie’s...Show More Summary

As Trump looms over the race, Virginia tests whether an establishment Republican can succeed

A decade before Donald Trump upended national politics, Ed Gillespie was among the establishment Republicans counseling his party’s candidates to tread gently on the issue of immigration or risk ruination by alienating Latinos. Now he is Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor, sounding remarkably...

Back on Campaign Trail, Obama Urges Voters to Reject (Trumpian) Politics of ‘Division’ – WATCH

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Democrat Phil Murphy, Obama’s former ambassador to Germany, faces Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in New Jersey on November 7, the same day that Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia. President Obama...Show More Summary

Obama Attacks Tactics of Republican Candidate for Governor in Virginia

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Former President Barack Obama abandoned nine months of political silence to accuse Ed Gillespie of tactics that he called “damaging and corrosive to our democracy.”

Gillespie falls off the tightrope

For months now, Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has been suffering from an identity crisis. He doesn’t want to identify with President Trump, but by keeping his distance his base may stay home in the election less than three weeks away. On Wednesday the dam burst. The Post reports: The man who rallied Southwest Virginia […]

Breitbart politicized the murder of a Muslim teen trying to vindicate Trump-backed Virginia GOP candidate

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In an attempt to promote Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, Breitbart used the murder of a Muslim teenager by a Latino to push Gillespie’s anti-“sanctuary city” platform — despite no such cities technically existing in the state of Virginia. According to...

Ed Gillespie once called 'anti-immigration rhetoric' a 'political siren song.' Now he's singing it.

Republican Ed Gillespie has morphed from classic establishment conservative to openly racist hatemonger, desperately attacking his Democratic opponent in next month’s election for governor with a barrage of campaign ads that vilify Latinos. Show More Summary

Gillespie Strategist Quits Campaign

“The man who rallied Southwest Virginia to vote for Donald Trump last year quit Republican Ed Gillespie’s gubernatorial campaign this week, offended by a personal snub and exasperated by the campaign’s highly cautious stance toward the president,” the Washington Post [...]

Pro-Life Ed Gillespie and Pro-Abortion Ralph Northam Battle in Close Virginia Governor’s Race

I live in Virginia so I knew from the get-go that the gubernatorial contest between pro-life Republican Ed Gillespie and pro-abortion Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam would be a barn-burner right down to November 7. And that is why the latest poll from Monmouth University showing Gillespie up by one percentage point –48% to 47%–did not […]

Northam Up Big In New Virginia Poll

A new Quinnipiac poll in Virginia finds Ralph Northam (D) with a large lead over Ed Gillespie (R) in the race for governor, 53% to 39%. Said pollster Peter Brown: “One number says it all. Northam’s 14-point lead among independent [....

In Virginia, Gillespie trying to find way in age of Trump

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ed Gillespie has been in plenty of tight spots during his three decades in and around politics. A Washington insider well accustomed to the public eye, he's helped sell a military surge in Iraq to a war-weary public, stood up for a doomed U.S. Show More Summary

Poll Puts Gillespie in the Lead in Virginia

A poll out this afternoon from Monmouth University shows Republican Ed Gillespie just edging out Democrat Ralph Northam in the race for Virginia governor, 48 to 47 percent. This is the first poll to put Gillespie in the lead, but recent...Show More Summary

Republicans drop breathtakingly racist mail piece in Virginia House race, targeting Latina Democrat

Virginia Republicans are going all-in on some seriously racist rhetoric this election season. Gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie’s racist, fearmongering ads smearing the Latino community have been getting all the (deservedly negative)...Show More Summary

Race for Virginia Governor Deadlocked

A new Monmouth poll in Virginia finds Ed Gillespie (R) just ahead of Ralph Northam (D) in the race for governor, 48% to 47%.

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