Virginia Senate Race

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.

Still Undecided: 18 House, 2 Senate, 6 Governor Races

David Eldridge, Roll Call

After a night of historic wins by the GOP, there are still a handful of key races, mostly in CA & AZ, that The AP had not yet called Weds. morning. The VA & AK Senate races are still toss-ups, too.

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.

The GOP Establishment’s Utter Collapse of Leadership

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Even as liberalism is responsible for one policy collapse after another, from Ebola to ISIS to the IRS and more, the GOP hierarchy is proving itself utterly unwilling, incapable, or both, of leading the charge to a conservative victory.

GOP Can Win Big in Nov.

William Kristol, Weekly Standard

The danger over the next 6 weeks is that Repub. strategists & donors will play it safe and fail to take advantage of other opportunities. The focus will be on the 7 swing Senate seats & on making sure R's hold KS & GA. But there are opportunities in MI (open seat) & in 1 or more of MN, VA, OR, NJ, & IL.

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?

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.

Clinton/Warner '16 Ticket: GOP's Big Fear?

Myra Adams, PJ Media

Hillary may pick 'moderate' pro-business Dem. Sen. Mark Warner (VA) for VP if he wins his '14 re-election. Being fairly unknown with little baggage allows the D's to brand him as the balance to HC's scary far-left ways.

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.

Can This Man Beat Sen. Mark Warner?

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Virginia state Sen. Jeffrey McWaters (R), the founder and former CEO of healthcare company AMERIGROUP, said he has been encouraged to take a look at entering the race to challenge Dem. incumbent Sen. Mark Warner.

Should Cuccinelli Run for Senate?

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Conservative writer Quin Hillyer is the first person to openly make a full-throated case for Cuccinelli to throw his hat into the ring to take on incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, a popular Dem. in VA.

Newt Gingrich for VA Senate?

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

VA Dem Sen. Mark Warner is up for re-election next year, and the Draft Newt PAC wants Gingrich, who they believe is the most credible challenger, to take him on. Too bad Newt just joined Crossfire.