Skip to comments.Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump
Posted on 11/06/2017 9:03:06 AM PST by leaymane
When he was attending Catholic University of America, Ed Gillespie worked three jobs, one in a campus dining hall, one as a short-order cook and one parking cars at the U.S. Senate.
Through the job as a parking lot attendant, Gillespie learned of an internship opportunity that led to a job on Capitol Hill, and he has not stopped working in politics and public affairs since.
Gillespie, communications ace, former lobbyist and senior aide to President George W. Bush, will find out Tuesday if Virginia voters will send a Reagan conservative to the Virginia governors mansion in the era of Donald Trump.
Should Gillespie succeed, he would become the first Republican elected statewide in Virginia since Bob McDonnell led his partys sweep of statewide offices in 2009. He would likely have a GOP-controlled legislature to pass a broad agenda of bills he could sign into law.
Job creation, getting Virginia growing again, is central to my campaign, Gillespie said in an interview Thursday. I truly think we should be first in the country. ... Ive been talking about this from day one.
The race between Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is considered close. Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 5.3 percentage points in Virginia in November, but with lower turnout expected in this years governors race, Gillespie has given hope to Republicans.
This is Gillespies second run for statewide office in Virginia, after narrowly losing to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in a low turnout 2014 election.
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Not a “Reagan Conservative”! This is a personal Karl Rove friend and fellow Never Trumper.
” Gillespie learned of an internship opportunity that led to a job on Capitol Hill, and he has not stopped working in politics and public affairs since. “
Wherein lies Gillespie and the Republicans’ problem.
Like Paul Ryan, and most of the people in the Swamp, they have never had real jobs working with real people. They have been in politics - only politics - since they left high school.
Yea, depress the GOP voters by saying he isn’t a Trump Republican!
Gillespie is a Cheap Labor Express Bush Republican, nothing like a Reagan Republican.
A Bush kinder/gentler one.
I would imagine that people in Northern Virginia will again make the final decision for governor.
Great...get him elected. However , those whose only job has been as a pol or involved with pols tend to be jerks.
I will reluctantly hold my nose and vote for the cheap labor importing, amnesty loving, anti-rule of law SOB, but I won’t be enthusiastic about it.
Ed is no Reagan. Ed is from the Bush mold.
His is a long time Bushite.
Hmm. Anybody seen which way the Shrubbery cart headed?
Doesn't look like it'll be coming back anytime soon.
Maybe Ed would be better off calling Uber... or something.
MORE MAGA! TRUMP2020.
I heard Gillespie on Laura Ingrams show. A never Trumper two faced double talking weasel.
Yet in 1980, the Media Party thought Reagan was a yahoo movie star who had no business being President. Really makes the Media Party’s remarks today about Reagan look very disingenuous, doesn’t it?
Lol. The only president to pass amnesty in 60 years. Were you being sarcastic. Reagan was excellent. On immigration he was awful.
He’s NOT a Reagan Conservative. He’s a Bush New World Order minion.
How does someone who worked for that @sshole George W. Bush qualify as a "Reagan conservative?" LOL.
I would vote for Gillespie in a heartbeat tomorrow if I lived in Virginia, but he'd never be my first choice in a GOP primary for any office above the county level.
Virginia voters......all!!! Turnout, massively, Tomorrow, Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and cast your vote for Republican Ed Gillespie to become the next Governor of the great Commonwealth and State of Virginia,
Here is three solid, good reasons to do so. First Ed Gillespie becomes your Governor, tomorrow evening, Second, Corey Stewart is aligned to become the next Virginia, U.S. Senator next year as he totally wipes out, useless, Clintonite, Democrat, Tim Kaine in the Mid-term election of 2018, and, finally, third, the victory by Gillespie, delivers an almost fatal political blow to the entire “National” Democrat Party!!! D0 it!!!
TURNOUT, TURNOUT, TURNOUT!!! MAGA......Elect, Ed Gillespie, Governor of Virginia. Go, Gillespie, go POTUS, Donald J. Trump.
But does it matter when the only other real choice is a Democrat?
BTW, welcome to FR.
Exactly. Gillespie's a Cheap Labor Express Swamp Creature from the top of his hair to the tip of his $400 shoes.