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REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR VA. GOVERNOR MAKE STARKLY DIFFERENT PITCHES

By LAURA VOZZELLA , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

One came touting a tax cut and a promise to unify a divided party and state. Another delivered dire warnings about “the ravages of criminal illegal immigrants.” The third unfurled a hefty legislative résumé. The three Republicans vying to become Virginia’s next governor made starkly different pitches Saturday in vote-rich but deeply blue Fairfax County, giving more than 300 GOP activists a chance to size them up side by side less than three months before the June 13 primary.

VaNews March 27, 2017



GOP CHAIR SLAMS VA. GUBERNATORIAL CONTENDER FOR CALLING RIVAL A ‘CUCKSERVATIVE’

By LAURA VOZZELLA , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

RICHMOND — Corey Stewart, a Republican running for Virginia governor in the style of Donald Trump, made this offer to some of the president’s most ardent fans: “Ask me anything.” And for the next hour on a Reddit comment board Thursday, he responded to whatever came his way.

VaNews March 27, 2017



GILLESPIE TALKS TAX CUTS, VETERANS ISSUES IN BRISTOL STOP

By DAVID MCGEE, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 12 articles a month)

Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie wrapped up a week of travel with multiple stops Friday in Bristol and Abingdon. Gillespie, one of three men seeking the Republican nomination in Virginia, met with veterans at the Bristol Public Library, visited a number of local businesses and promoted a plan to cut taxes. Corey Stewart and Frank Wagner are also running for the GOP nod, while Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are running on the Democratic side.

VaNews March 27, 2017



COREY STEWART'S INSULTS OF ED GILLESPIE PROMPT REPUBLICAN CONDEMNATIONS

By ALEX KOMA, Sun Gazette

Corey Stewart, the at-large chairman of Prince William’s Board of County Supervisors, hasn’t been shy about lobbing online insults at his Republican opponents in the race for Virginia governor — but his latest broadside is drawing condemnations from within his own party. While Stewart’s often derided Ed Gillespie, the former U.S. Senate candidate and aide to former President George W. Bush, as “Establishment Ed” in tweets and Facebook posts, but he took things a step further on March 23, dubbing his opponent a “cuckservative.”

VaNews March 27, 2017



GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TOM PERRIELLO MAKES CAMPAIGN STOP IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

By JACOB WILKINS, Cavalier Daily

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman Tom Perriello held a town hall March 23 at the Haven in downtown Charlottesville in which over 200 people poured into the former church to discuss the issue of health care. The event began with comments by Perriello’s policy director, Leah Greenberg, who is also a co-author of "Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” which embraces grassroots organizing against President Donald Trump.

VaNews March 27, 2017



ED GILLESPIE TO ATTEND CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER WITH GEORGE W. BUSH IN TEXAS

By CARMEN FORMAN, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie will attend a campaign fundraiser with former president George W. Bush next week in Dallas. Bush and a group of powerful millionaire and billionaire Texans will host Gillespie for a luncheon Wednesday to raise campaign cash for the front-runner in Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial primary. Event chairmen include the billionaire son of former presidential candidate Ross Perot, an oil tycoon and the founder of a Fortune 500 company, according to the invitation.

VaNews March 27, 2017



GILLESPIE WINS FAIRFAX STRAW POLL IN GOP GOVERNOR'S RACE

Associated Press

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie has won a straw poll in Fairfax County in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia governor. Gillespie took about 56 percent of the vote Saturday in a straw poll at Robinson Secondary School during a candidate event hosted by the Fairfax County Republican Committee.

VaNews March 27, 2017



GILLESPIE: TAX CUT WILL JUMPSTART VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY

By ED GILLESPIE, Published in the Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Across the commonwealth, families are feeling squeezed by stagnant wages and rising costs. Too many Virginians are working part-time instead of full-time; too many college graduates are working in jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. Virginia’s anemic economic growth rates have trailed the national average for five straight years. We even fell to the bottom ten states for economic growth in 2014. More people are moving out of Virginia than moving in.

Gillespie is a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor.

VaNews March 27, 2017



FAIN AND RESS: COREY STEWART'S REDDIT AMA WENT AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT

By TRAVIS FAIN AND DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Republican candidate for governor Corey Stewart did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit Thursday, embracing name calling and the alt-right's nativist tone. He also called Bill Clinton a rapist and dubbed Gov. Terry McAuliffe and GOP front runner Ed Gillespie "cuckservatives." This is a combination of "cuckhold," a derisive term for a man whose wife cheats on him, and "conservative." Think of it as the newer and more oddly sexually tinged version of RINO - "Republican in Name Only."

VaNews March 27, 2017



GILLESPIE TOUTS INCOME TAX CUT PLAN IN LEXINGTON STOP

By BOB STUART, News Virginian

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie touted his new state income tax cut plan to college students during a Thursday stop at a Lexington restaurant. The Gillespie income tax plan would cut Virginia income tax rates by 10 percent across-the-board over three years, putting $1,300 per year back into the pockets of a family of four. "This will makes us more attractive to retirees, especially military retirees,'' Gillespie said in his talk to Washington and Lee University students at Salerno's Pizzeria.

VaNews March 24, 2017