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Ed Gillespie is the Virginia GOP candidate to oppose Senator Mark Warner this Fall
June 7, 2014 | Self

Posted on 06/07/2014 11:57:48 AM PDT by Perseverando

Ed Gillespie is the GOP nominee to run against Mark Warner in November. Shak Hill just conceded.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: gillespie; markwarner; vagop; virginia

1 posted on 06/07/2014 11:57:48 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

And he will lose, not that Hill would have had a chance either. Virginians love King Warner.

That said, where are we on Eric Cantor’s primary?


2 posted on 06/07/2014 12:01:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Perseverando

Live from Roanoke, VA at the VA GOP convention. Shak Hill asked that Ed Gillespie be nominated by acclimation.

The conventon is over.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 12:02:51 PM PDT by Perseverando (Obamanation: It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Viennacon

“Virginians love King Warner.”

Warner can do no wrong in Virginia. He stopped the phaseout of the personal property tax and hiked other taxes as well. Also, after he insisted in 2008 that he’d be an “independent voice” for Virginia, he proceeded to become one of Obama’s most slavish lapdogs, voting with him 97% of the time. But apparently the majority of people in this state are fine with all that. Warner’s popularity remains at godlike levels here in VA.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 12:08:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

After the election of Fast Terry, I’ve given up hope on the state.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 12:10:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Facts point to Virginia now being blue.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 12:12:10 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: ScottinVA

The demographics have changed to the point that Virginia is and always will be lost. Except for a few pockets in the I-81 corridor, it has lost its Dixie status. It’s a melting pot of secular humanism.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 12:14:36 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m convinced that many voters in Virginia think Mark and John Warner are the same person. Idiot voters see the name Warner on the ballot and just think it’s the same bozo they’ve been voting for for 40 years. (Not that John W was that great but at least he was a Republican vote in the Senate. )


8 posted on 06/07/2014 12:15:22 PM PDT by JHL
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To: Viennacon

The only saving grace is the GOP’s super majority in the House of Delegates, which has done well thus far in keeping Fast Terry chained to the porch.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 12:16:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

I recall how he held the state hostage by restricting hours and services at the DMV for tax hikes...
Think we’ll hear anything about that again?


10 posted on 06/07/2014 12:19:46 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Salvavida

I’d say it’s less demographics and more employers who live off the DC teat. The suburbs in N VA have outgrown the numbers remaining in rest of the traditional southern state.

I say that because the use of demographics usually refer to growth of minority voters. I don’t see that as the culprit.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 12:20:31 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: matginzac

So true ...

How are ya these days, MGZ?


12 posted on 06/07/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Perseverando

Warner wins in a cake walk.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 12:28:38 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ilgipper
It's both. But if you look at the demographic data: Virginia will never go conservative again. Immigrants will not vote against their own self interest. blacks don't make up a huge part of he electorate (they are not king-makers).

Now I'm in NC, and I see entire towns that have memorials to Confederated soldiers, being turned almost entirely Hispanic. The youth is entirely hispanic. Death and taxes: unless someone figures out how to systematically grow conservative Hispanics (not going to happen), the USA is done.

Enjoy the ride down.

14 posted on 06/07/2014 12:30:14 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: ilgipper

Virginia possible is not as conservative as it once was, but Repubs can win here and will. SC,NC arent as conservative either. Look how well Obama did in those states.

Also this could be a good sign in Virginia. College kids in VA went for KC by 6% in gov race.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 12:38:37 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Salvavida

Yup....it’s really as simple as that. Demographics are destiny. I used to do radio in the 80s pleading with people about these massive levels of legal & illegal immigration & what it would lead to....and now here we are. No one cared enough then, or now it seems.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 12:53:34 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: ilgipper; Salvavida

I concur, and was going to say something similar.

Slim down the Federal Leviathan, do away with a lot of those Beltway jobs, and it might improve.

I know, I’m a dreamer.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Viennacon
That said, where are we on Eric Cantor’s primary?

Saw some polling that says it's very close. IMHO, if enough dems, who hate Cantor, turn out, Cantor loses.

It would be the ultimate irony to me if Cantor loses the primary and Gillespie wins at the convention. The GOPe swore that if we had had a primary, Bolling would have won and T-Mac would have lost. With today's and possibly Tuesday's results, that argument is now invalid.

I wonder if Ed! will reach out to the tea party.

18 posted on 06/07/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: LongWayHome

Virginia’s Eastern Shore relied on migrant labor from the 50’s. Canning was a labor intensive industry and spread all over the Penninsula. A google search of migrant housing, required and regulated by the US Government, will demonstrate that those jobs were no picnic. Here is a link to some information. http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/15421/1/26010209.pdf


19 posted on 06/07/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Salvavida
The demographics have changed to the point that Virginia is and always will be lost. Except for a few pockets in the I-81 corridor, it has lost its Dixie status. It’s a melting pot of secular humanism.

I hope otherwise but I am afraid you are correct.

The slime and filth moved here from Maryland and DC looking for less expensive housing and lower taxes. The problem being they brought their old ways of doing things so they are now voting for, and creating, a new cesspool here in Virginia.

They first lived in the northern part, Fairfax and Prince William counties, until they over taxed themselves then moved south to infest my county as well as other wonderful rural areas.

We are trying to keep up the good fight and my county, Stafford, is still majority conservative but only time will tell.

I worry about draconian firearms laws being enacted in the future and the taxes are already going up. Since my old home state of Michigan is becoming more conservative as the scum leave Detroit and the outlying failed areas for greener pastures I will retire back home. I prefer to be in a more rural area with people who want to be left alone and I fear that will not happen around this once-great part of Virginia.

20 posted on 06/07/2014 1:39:10 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: FreedomPoster
We can't fix the federal government overnight. What we could do is jump into church youth programs and target schools. If every patriot invested in those two branches, we could sow seeds that would turn the tide.

Trail Life is an excellent platform. Reel in the kids, and you get their parents too. The hispanic kids are STARVING for this.

There is no other way. It has to be massive and systematic.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 2:30:29 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: OldMissileer

Look at New Hampshire, same as VA. Ruined by leftists from MA, NY, NJ & who knows from where else.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 2:33:18 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: ScottinVA

But apparently the majority of people in this state are fine with all that. Warner’s popularity remains at godlike levels here in VA.

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Or could it be that your vote is wiped out by the fraud in the urban areas of Northern Virginia?


23 posted on 06/07/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: JHL
I’m convinced that many voters in Virginia think Mark and John Warner are the same person.

Absolutely. Look at the 7th district on Wikipedia as an example. It's red for everything for 20 years, except the Warner anomaly.

Two votes for Dave Brat today! (Absentee)

24 posted on 06/07/2014 3:08:46 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: ScottinVA

Doing fine, thanks. Had second knee replacement 4/1/14 so relatively pain free...
How are the gigs going? Would love to see you in action sometime. Let us know!


25 posted on 06/07/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: JHL

Well, it doesn’t help that John Warner actually endorsed Mark Warner for re-election.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 6:37:11 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: matginzac

Glad you’re recovering well!

We performed at Blackbeard Fest last weekend... a blast as usual!


27 posted on 06/08/2014 3:30:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Bigg Red
Or could it be that your vote is wiped out by the fraud in the urban areas of Northern Virginia?

I don't doubt there's some fraud, but Warner (for some reason) is highly popular here.

28 posted on 06/08/2014 3:32:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

...Warner (for some reason) is highly popular here.

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Based on the clips I have seen on TV, I am guessing it’s not his personality, and I know it can’t be his looks. :)


29 posted on 06/08/2014 6:24:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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