Ed Gillespie

Do Nothing Congress Creating Deadly Enthusiasm Gap For GOP

While President Trump holds a 47 percent approval rating, at 29 percent Speaker Paul Ryan's abysmal approval rating is beginning to drag down the whole GOP, and especially its establishment candidates.

Repub. Gillespie Concedes VA Senate Race

Associated Press Staff

Ed Gillespie conceded the VA Senate race to the Dem. incumbent, Mark Warner, and said he wouldn't seek a recount in the tight race even though state law entitled him to one. "The votes just aren't there," Gillespie said. Warner led by more than 16,000 votes.

A GOP Opportunity in Virginia?

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Weekly Standard

Given how saturated the airwaves are in most other winnable races, Repubs. who are looking for a place where they can get the most bang for their buck in the closing days of the '14 campaign might want to cast their eyes toward Virginia.

Ed Gillespie: A Campaign As Empty As A Dry Creek Bed

Why is it that as political odds makers calculate which Senate seats the GOP will likely recapture to achieve a majority, Ed Gillespie, the establishment Republican selected candidate for Senate in Virginia is not to be found on any of the "likely GOP pick-up" lists?

GOP Cleans Slate w/ Gillespie, Or Does It?

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Ed Gillespie may have won the GOP nomination for VA's Senate seat, but Conservative guru and direct-mail pioneer Richard Viguerie has been quite on the race. Viguerie is steamed that the nat'l GOP supports pork-loving moderates over tea partiers.

Ed Gillespie, Big Business Lobbyist Announces for US Senate

Google search is an unforgiving mistress, says James V. DeLong and Ed Gillespie's connections with the business establishment, which supports ObamaCare, the immigration cave-in, infrastructure pork, and Common Core, will provide rich themes for attacks from Democrats and questions from limited government constitutional conservatives.

Healthcare May Impede Gillespie in VA Sen. Race

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

Ed Gillespie, a former mega-lobbyist and chairman of the RNC, is weighing a challenge to Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA. Were he to run, Gillespie would be critical of Obamacare, but he would first need to reconcile his past positions on the issue.

Will Gillespie Run for Senate in VA?

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

Former GOP establishment lobbyist and RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie is weighing whether to mount a challenge to Dem. Sen. Mark Warner, of Virginia, who is highly popular heading into his re-election campaign next year.

Trump Agrees with Viguerie: Christie Choice a Disaster

Donald Trump knows a thing or two about winning, and apparently he agrees with Richard Viguerie: Stuart Stevens and the Romney campaign team did a horrible job for Romney and will be a disaster for Chris Christie.

Tea Party PACs Clean Rove’s Clock

Let’s hope these results indicate Rove’s “Svengali-like power” over donors was broken by his catastrophic failures in 2012, and that donors are now demanding to know what the candidates stand for before they contribute. Once Rove’s donors start doing that, we are confident they will invest in principled conservatives like Sam Brownback, Mike Pence, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, rather than the content-free vessels into which Rove pours “me-too” establishment Republicanism.