Democratic Party of Virginia reacts to Sen. Frank Wagner seeking Republican nomination for governor

Monday, August 29, 2016

Democratic Party of Virginia reacts to Sen. Frank Wagner seeking Republican nomination for governor

State Senator Frank Wagner has a history of putting divisive social issues ahead of fighting for Virginians. Frank Wagner opposes protections for the LGBT community, rejects measures to protect women’s health, and refuses to support legislation to protect the environment. Virginians need a governor who will fight for Virginians, not another Trump Republican who is out-of-touch […]

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Virginia Republican Party will hold a primary to pick statewide candidates in 2017

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Virginia Republican Party will hold a primary to pick statewide candidates in 2017

UPDATED: Aug. 29 The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia on Saturday selected a primary as the method of nomination for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. In 2013 the RPV ultra-conservatives had taken control of the central committee and changed the nominating process from a primary to a convention. The writing […]

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Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate and nominee for Virginia governor, raised over $1 million in its first financial report in 2016. Northam has over $1.4 million cash on hand as of the June 30th reporting deadline. Northam was barred from all fundraising for 60 days during the legislative session.  The Northam campaign raised an […]

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RPV Chair on Sen. Mark Obenshain’s decision not to run for governor

Monday, September 28, 2015

RPV Chair on Sen. Mark Obenshain's decision not to run for governor

As Twitter lit up announcing that Virginia State Sen. Mark Obenshain would not run for governor in 2017 as was anticipated, Ed Gillespie former RNC chair and consummate Republican fundraiser will be Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s opponent. Gillespie was edged out by U.S. Senator Mark Warner is Warner’s reelection bid in 2014. Gillespie will […]

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Republican challenger Ed Gillespie concedes to incumbent Sen. Mark Warner

Friday, November 7, 2014

Republican challenger Ed Gillespie concedes to incumbent Sen. Mark Warner

It was no surprise that Republican challenger Ed Gillespie was unable to make up the difference in his lagging margin with incumbent Democrat Mark Warner. “The numbers were just not there,” he said. Tea party Republicans should not be marginalized and Gillespie hoped both Libertarian Republicans and tea party Republicans could come together. Had the […]

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Planned Parenthood says Ed Gillespie’s healthcare plan hurts women

Friday, October 10, 2014

Richmond, VA-Today, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveiled his long awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. As expected, Gillespie’s plan is nothing more than a veiled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the critical protections put in place by the law such as ensuring women are not charged more than men for […]

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Ed Gillespie’s repeal and replace healthcare alternative

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ed Gillespie's repeal and replace healthcare alternative

Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for Virginia U.S. senate says that the Affordable Care Act increases health costs, federal spending, and gives government control over peoples healthcare choices.  “It reduces job growth, patient choice, and the quality of care.”  Today as promised in recent debates Gillespie repleased his alternative to the ACA after it is […]

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Ed Gillespie’s support for over-the-counter contraceptives called misleading

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Richmond, VA-Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during tonight’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. This disingenuous platform, which has been used by Republican candidates across the country, would strip the no co-pay birth control benefit from the Affordable Care Act. “Gillespie’s support for this policy is […]

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Warner, Gillespie and Sarvis are different in many ways

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Warner, Gillespie and Sarvis are different in many ways

Media would have you believe there was little daylight between the Virginia U.S. Senate candidates at the forum held Monday in Roanoke. They just didn’t listen. Well, maybe they listened for sound bites or something that would make a good headline. Incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Warner, the Republican former RNC Chair and political operative Ed […]

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Warner accepts eight public forums to include Libertarian Sarvis

Thursday, August 21, 2014

. U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s campaign announced that he has accepted eight additional joint public forums to discuss important Virginian issues with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates. Warner’s campaign also expressed his support for including Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party nominee, in the two additional debates. “Virginians deserve an independent voice in the debates,” […]

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Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate releases first TV ad

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate releases first TV ad

Ed Gillespie’s first TV ad, “We Can Do Better” starts today. Gillespie is challenging Incumbent Democrat Mark Warner for his Virginia U.S. Senate seat. Campaign manager Chris Leavitt said, “Ed Gillespie’s economic growth agenda would be the polar opposite of the failed policies of President Obama and Mark Warner. Virginians know that with the right policies, […]

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Gillespie challenges Warner to three more debates

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gillespie challenges Warner to three more debates

Republican candidate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate, Ed Gillespie announced that he has accepted invitations to three additional debates: A debate to be held at George Mason University; A debate to be held at the University of Virginia in October, hosted by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; and a debate to be […]

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