Skip to comments.Ed Gillespie is the Virginia GOP candidate to oppose Senator Mark Warner this Fall
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.
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?
Live from Roanoke, VA at the VA GOP convention. Shak Hill asked that Ed Gillespie be nominated by acclimation.
The conventon is over.
“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.
After the election of Fast Terry, I’ve given up hope on the state.
Facts point to Virginia now being blue.
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’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. )
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.
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?
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.
So true ...
How are ya these days, MGZ?
Warner wins in a cake walk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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