Earlier today, National Review Online caught up with Ed Gillespie, the chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, outside of the Newseum. We asked Gillespie, a former counselor to Pres. George W. Bush and RNC chairman, about what the GOP needs to do to finish strong in the final stretch of the midterm campaign. Gillespie, who predicts that the GOP will pick up “north of 45” seats in the House, says the party “needs to stay on message” and talk about the economy and fiscal issues:
Will the Democrats be able to demonize tea-party candidates?