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Gillespie wins Republican U.S. Senate nomination (Virginia)
Roanoke.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | Markus Schmidt

Posted on 06/08/2014 7:04:33 PM PDT by Perseverando


ERICA YOON | The Roanoke Times

Delegates cheer candidate Ed Gillespie during his introduction at the state Republican convention
Saturday in Roanoke. Less than 90 minutes after voting began at the convention, Gillespie’s nearest
rival, Shak Hill, conceded the nomination to Gillespie. The low attendance — 4,200 delegates
had registered but about 2,700 came to Roanoke — may have expedited the balloting.

Ed Gillespie, a fixture in national Republican politics, easily won his party’s nomination Saturday to take on Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., setting up a marquee fight with control of the Senate at stake.

At 2:50 p.m., less than 90 minutes after voting began at the state Republican convention, Gillespie’s nearest rival, Shak Hill, conceded the nomination to Gillespie.

“I am so honored and I accept your nomination,” Gillespie told about 2,700 delegates at the Roanoke Civic Center. He said of Hill’s concession: “It is a very gracious step towards unifying our party.”

Before the delegates began voting, Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, told the crowd that taking control of the Senate could ride on the Virginia outcome.

“We know that this Virginia Senate race will have a national impact,” he told delegates, who chanted: “We want Ed.”

“It won’t just mean that Warner will become the former senator from Virginia, it also means that Harry Reid will become the former Senate majority leader.”

Gillespie’s nomination victory over three rivals, which hardly surprised political observers, is a step in the GOP’s push to retake control of the Senate.

Democrats now hold 55 of the 100 seats, including two independents who caucus with the party. Control of the chamber is in question, with Democrats defending 21 of the 36 seats that are

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; gillespie; gope; markwarner; mcauliffe; rino; rnc; roanoke; romney; shakhill; va2014; vagop; virginia

1 posted on 06/08/2014 7:04:34 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I am not sure that this a particularly good thing. I like these career pols less and less as time goes by


2 posted on 06/08/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Perseverando

He has my vote. The bigger picture of trying to gain the majority in the U.S. Senate is my priority.

https://www.facebook.com/edforsenate

http://edforsenate.com/


3 posted on 06/08/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Perseverando

I don’t care much for Ed, but I hope and doubt he can beat Warner in the fall.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 7:21:09 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: HokieMom
The bigger picture of trying to gain the majority in the U.S. Senate is my priority.

That's your priority. My priority is to destroy liberal republicans, even in the general elections, until running as a liberal republican is a political kiss of death.

Liberal republicans don't have a great track record when they have controlled the senate.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/08/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nifster
He has my support as well. Or as much support as I can lend to him as a non-resident.

He's normal. Does he share my views on every last jot and tittle?

No, probably not. But then I'm pretty much to the right compared to most Republicans.

I like Ed Gillespie because he's normal. No wacky ideological or personality quirks that would kill the deal. He has a demonstrated track record of self-discipline which is exactly what has been missing among so many of my right wing comrades.

The more I think about it the more I believe that Virginia would be very well served with him in a position of responsibility.

7 posted on 06/08/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
I'm pretty much to the right compared to most Republicans.

JFK was to the right of most liberal republicans of today.

How is Gillespie on abortion, 2nd Amendment, amnesty, obamacare?

/johnny

8 posted on 06/08/2014 7:49:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Take a few minutes and watch his video. He will work to repeal Obamacare.

http://edforsenate.com/


9 posted on 06/08/2014 7:55:54 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: MRourke85

I know but this guy is a Bushie through and through. That gives me pause. Do I like him better than Mark Warner? Marginally


10 posted on 06/08/2014 7:56:01 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Perseverando
For the republicans that say they're not going to support the republican candidate because he's not like you 100% of the time ........... some_text The only so-called republicans I know that I wouldn't support are McCain and Lindsey Graham. Sometimes it's just best to tolerate them if you can take control of the senate.
11 posted on 06/08/2014 7:56:12 PM PDT by boycott
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To: billorites

I will grant that he is better than ANY dimorat out there. That’s not my standard any more. He worries me because he is a Bushie through and through. That gives me pause


12 posted on 06/08/2014 7:57:17 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: HokieMom
I don't care what any politician says. I care about what they have done.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/08/2014 7:59:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Take 2 minutes and watch his video. Make an effort to get to know him and his record.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Nifster

We’re always better off with a guy that votes with us most of the time, rather than a guy that votes against you 100% of the time. You have to control Congress to control the agenda. Conservatives don’t have to be a majority to use moral outrage that sets the agenda.

Catch the Dems, catch the RINOs, get the word out and you control the agenda, but if you don’t control committees and their appointments you don’t get to write the legislation or pass it. You’re powerless and that’s the facts.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Nifster

Like Priebus, this is another loser.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 8:07:01 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: 1010RD

Agreed! Ronald Reagan said that.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
Looks like he supports a 'pathway to citizenship'. He has no record on abortion or 2nd Amendment.

I don't care what any politician says. I care what their record is.

/johnny

18 posted on 06/08/2014 8:08:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Perseverando

I am starting a pro-Gillespie ping list. Please message me if you’d like to be on it.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: MRourke85
...No one knows what Gillespie stands for other than he was RNC Chair.

Yes we do. He was the little Bushbot weasel who enthusiastically declared to the Manchester Union Leader that the days of small government Republicanism were dead:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/207956/has-big-government-won/bruce-bartlett

Screw him. Screw the VA GOP.

20 posted on 06/08/2014 8:09:22 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: Perseverando

Republican candidates in VA for the most part are as non-useless as a crushed aluminum can.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 8:10:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Some Freeper on another thread told me of GOP-e plants on FR, I’m starting to believe it..


22 posted on 06/08/2014 8:11:35 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 1010RD
That's your position.

My position is that if you vote for a liberal republican, you are a liberal.

Any candidate that has a record of being pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, against amnesty, against socialized medicine, and for a smaller government can get my vote.

The liberal GOP-E don't seem to run many of those any more.

/johnny

23 posted on 06/08/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: max americana
Every primary season and election season, they start posting. It's like clockwork. Posting history can be very informative.

/johnny

24 posted on 06/08/2014 8:15:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Perseverando

Catch Ed on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning (Monday June 9) at 8:15 a.m. Eastern, live from Charlottesville.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 8:18:23 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Baladas

Ed needs a makeover and a firecracker put under him.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: max americana

Maybe they will be set free after reading the comments.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 8:24:15 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: JRandomFreeper

You named 5 issues. What if a GOP candidate is 4/5 and the Dem candidate is 0/5? What if the GOP candidate is 3/5 and the Dem is 0/5?

Elections are win/lose and there is no close. Your vote alone cancels out a Dem vote (a something not perfect vote is better than a worse vote). Second place by a vote is a loss and you get nothing. Here watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ

Have a good night.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 8:28:54 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HokieMom

Yes and losing is so much fun. You might like using this Willy Wonka quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ

These holier-than-thou positions are childish and immature. We need to work the long game and you get there by winning now. You look at every conservative state and you win there. You can make the House much more conservative than it naturally would be because of urban Democrat jerrymandering and you keep tightening the noose.

This is the Internet Age and it’s harder and harder to keep people ignorant of the shenanigans. We just force a Dem Governor, a Dem Senate and a Dem House to allow a tax cut to expire and not pass any new “revenue sources”. We can checkmate them and win. Voters are tired of the same old, same old.

So here we are, right at a massive change in political thought something like FDRs time or the late 60s. People order from Amazon and it’s there in 2 days. People can return products for nearly any reason. Consumers get what they want from the free market, but politics is still 19th century and government services as well.

It’s over for big government. People won’t tolerate junk and failure. They want solutions and they want them to work. The economy is coming back, despite Obama’s best efforts. Let Congress push out his most egregious efforts and the economy booms.

Put money in people’s pockets and keep putting it there and they don’t care about all your other “too conservative” policies. Careful, thoughtful change is what the voter wants, along with a growing economy. We’ll get that starting late this year. The economy will grow at 2.5%+ for 2014 and get better going forward with a GOP Congress.

The Presidential for 2016 is critical. An aggressive pro-market GOP ticket focused mainly on economic issues will win. Let Congress right the rules and tighten the noose on the Leviathan, return power and the balance of power to the states, use the Commerce Clause to break state mandated monopolies as restraints of trade and the economy picks up to 3-4%+ without inflation.

Then we hold Congress for a generation or more as Millenials grow up with GOP prosperity and conservative values. That’s the potential future. Those that take their ball and go home are foolish.


29 posted on 06/08/2014 8:37:55 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I’m with you. It’s best to beat Democrats.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 8:40:01 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

He supports Obamacare, I think amnesty too.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 8:43:36 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: HokieMom

Please add me to your Ed Gillespie ping list.

I want to sweep the Senate in 2014. I want Mark Warner to go away. But in the bargain, I want a conservative majority leader — NOT Mitch.

I already voted for Dave Brat absentee. I want a new House majority leader, too.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: HokieMom

He might say he will work to fight Obamacare now but he was quoted in the past that he supported it. Imo he will not fight Obamacare


33 posted on 06/08/2014 8:46:41 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Carry me back

I hope he gets the chance to try. Lord knows, Mark Warner will rubber stamp anything Obama wants.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 8:48:50 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: agrarianlady

Ok, on to victory — take back the Senate!


35 posted on 06/08/2014 8:49:41 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: 1010RD

I agree with you, but there are some lost causes here on FR.


36 posted on 06/08/2014 8:58:14 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Perseverando
Gillespie has almost no chance.

Even if Gillespie was a Conservative, he still has almost no chance.

37% of Virginia is non-white.

And, a huge bloc of white voters near the Beltway are Federal employees.

Gillespie needs two things to win:

(1) 65% of white voters statewide - very hard to get.

(2) Very low non-white voter turn out - possible - but Democrats are totally focused nationally on turning out their base, so, 50-50 chance.

37 posted on 06/08/2014 9:04:51 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HokieMom

Yes! The glory days of 2001-2007.

/sarc


38 posted on 06/08/2014 9:12:35 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: max americana

The plants have been here for some time. They are easy to spot.


39 posted on 06/08/2014 9:19:21 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Nobody wanted to go up against Warner. Remember, Warner was the only Democratic Governor in recent memory to cut taxes. Most of the other possibles are waiting to take on Tim Kaine, who is known to be easier to beat. Also, the Tea Party is busy trying to take out Eric Cantor.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 9:31:42 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: ClayinVA
Also, the Tea Party is busy trying to take out Eric Cantor.

Yes - only half of the delegates who registered showed up to vote for Ed. I know people who wanted the weekend to work for Brat.

41 posted on 06/08/2014 10:01:42 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: 1010RD
I will not vote for a candidate that doesn't match those issues. Period.

The lesser evil crap doesn't fly anymore.

If the republicans run a candidate that can't match those issues (also part of their party platform) they get nothing from me.

/johnny

42 posted on 06/08/2014 10:06:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Perseverando

Ed’s wife is Cathy Gillespie who, along with Janine Turner, co-chairs “Constituting America.” http://constitutingamerica.org/


43 posted on 06/08/2014 10:48:36 PM PDT by ebshumidors
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To: 1010RD

And the Mitch Spineless McConnells of the world love folks like you. The dims easily controlled the agenda when they were the minority party


44 posted on 06/09/2014 1:04:44 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Perseverando

Loser.


45 posted on 06/09/2014 2:52:46 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Perseverando

Jorge can bring Hil with him when he campaigns for ED in Virginia!! Awesome!!!1

46 posted on 06/09/2014 4:26:02 AM PDT by greedo
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To: Perseverando

Adviser to a failed presidential campaign. Wow, what a resume. /S


47 posted on 06/09/2014 7:24:07 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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Ed Gillespie

;http://edforsenate.com/


48 posted on 10/11/2014 10:22:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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