Ed Gillespie Concedes Senate Race; Margin at 16,700 Votes
So close, and no shame in this defeat.
#BREAKING – Ed Gillespie to concede #VASen race. Watch LIVE: http://t.co/kfCVWmHBmR
— Mike Valerio (@MikeNBC12) November 7, 2014
Gillespie is holding a press conference, and he just declared, “The margin is now …
Where Things Stand in Virginia This Morning
Some quick points on where things stand in Virginia:
With 2,548 of 2,557 precincts reporting — 99.65 percent — Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Warner has 1,067,342 votes; GOP challenger Ed Gillespie has 1,050,534 votes.
In Virginia, there are no automatic recounts.
Only an apparent losing …
Ed Gillespie Will Run Plenty of Ads in the Next Two and a Half Weeks
We’re at the time of year where every little decision is interpreted as a significant indicator of what will happen on Election Night. But Politico should have known better than to run a story with the screaming headline, GILLESPIE OFF …
Senator Mark Warner,
The office of Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, periodically issues press releases informing his constituents that he’s “on the road” or “hitting the road.” It evokes images of the senator out riding like Jack Kerouac.
Apparently “the road” refers to …
Road Runway Warrior
Chatting With Ed Gillespie (and Snooping Around His Office)
A short while ago, I taped a pair of video interviews with GOP Senate candidate (and friend of NR) Ed Gillespie. In the first, discussing the state of the campaign and the big issues at stake in his bid against …
Obama and Red-State Democrats: Perfect Matches!
The National Republican Senatorial Committee marks Valentine’s Day by offering E-lectionHarmony.com, which shows how much Senate Democrats in red and purple states are, in fact, near-perfect matches for President Obama’s agenda. Everybody from Mark Pryor to Mark Udall …
What Ed Gillespie Brings to Virginia’s Senate Race
What does 2014 hold for Ed Gillespie, and his hopes of beating incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner?
Could Gillespie fall flat on his face as a Senate candidate? Theoretically; Virginia’s current governor, Terry McAuliffe, will tell you& it’s one thing to …
Virginia’s Long Tradition of Expensive Gifts to Governors
It’s bothersome when an elected official accepts an expensive gift from a donor or person who has business before the state or federal government; even when there’s no explicit quid pro quo, there’s the nagging sense that …
Former Warner Strategist Attributes Virginia’s Close Vote to . . . Racism
A statement from Ed Gillespie:
It’s a testament to our volunteers and their incredible efforts that we were outspent two-to-one and yet the most recent unofficial tally has us separated by less than a percentage point out of more …
Virginia’s Turnout Appears to Be Around 2010 Levels
Ed Gillespie’s campaign is sending around this video of Andrea Mitchell saying Democrats are “nervous” about the race in Virginia.
And today we got the first piece of information that should probably unnerve Mark Warner:
Virginia voters returned 118,218 absentee ballots …
Washington Post: Vote for Mark Warner Because He’ll Raise Your Taxes
Today’s Washington Post endorsement of Democratic Virginia senator Mark Warner is not surprising, but the editorial board’s case against Republican challenger Ed Gillespie is a revealing window on how people think in the city that takes what America makes:
Gillespie Campaign: If Only We Could All Fly ‘Air Warner’!
In Virginia, the Ed Gillespie for Senate campaign unveils a new video hitting Sen. Mark Warner for charging taxpayers for charter flights around the state:
The ad stems from this report in USA Today:
Last summer, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., …
Wait, Mark Warner’s at 46 Percent Against an Unknown Opponent?
Quinnipiac’s poll in Virginia isn’t fantastic news for Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie, but it’s not nearly as bad as the pollster’s interpretation would suggest.
Let’s start with the obvious: Most folks in Virginia don’…
Mark Warner’s Broken Promise on Obamacare
The Virginia Republican party reminds everyone of Senator Mark Warner’s insistence that “I’m not going to support a health care reform plan that’s going to take away health care that you’ve got right now, or a health care plan that …
Ed Gillespie: I’m Running for Senate Against the Guy Who Passed Obamacare.
Virginians, Ed Gillespie has a message for you:
“I’m running for Senate because the American dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty.”
It takes Gillespie only one minute …
Barack Obama vs. Virginia Democrats on Offshore Drilling
Both Mark Warner and Jim Webb are displeased with President Obama’s decision to ban offshore drilling for the next seven years. Obviously, it’s very early, but making a move that is criticized by Virginia Democrats underlines the question …