Ed Gillespie


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[Goodlatte] has served us for a couple of decades now and there are many people who are happy with what he has done. You can't make everybody happy.feedback
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Nov 09 2017
Ed Gillespie has most recently been quoted in an article called Hard-fought Virginia governor's race to test Trump's clout. Ed Gillespie said, “The momentum is clearly on our side.”. Ed Gillespie has been quoted a grand total of 85 times in 46 articles.
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Oct 27 2017

Anti-immigration rhetoric is a political siren song, and Republicans must resist its lure by lashing ourselves to our party's twin masts of freedom and growth – or our majority will crash on the shoals.feedback

Oct 27 2017

It's others conflating MS-13 and the immigrant community, not me. I'm making a very clear distinction.feedback

Oct 27 2017

I take my campaign to every corner of the commonwealth.feedback

Oct 26 2017

Virginians who have paid their debt to society, and are living an honest life, should have their rights restored.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

I appreciate your point – this is a conversation I think we need to have.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

I just don't have time to do this kind of punditry. I'm just a candidate, I'm just out there talking about the issues.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

You can cherry-pick clients all you want. You could have picked Friends of Cancer Research, as well, or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Commonwealth

We know that there are more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members in Fairfax County alone. … MS-13 is surging, not just in Northern Virginia but other parts of the Commonwealth too.feedback

Oct 24 2017

I don't have the numbers for Loudoun, I have the numbers for Fairfax where I live. There are more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members in Fairfax County alone.feedback

Oct 23 2017

I believe strongly in redemption and second chances.feedback

Oct 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

The great thing about a governor's race in Virginia is the people who vote in it are focused on roads and schools and jobs and the opioid and heroin epidemic.feedback

Oct 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't know the president. I've not met him.feedback

Oct 09 2017

We are not going to increase jobs in southwest Virginia by doing what the lieutenant governor wants to do, which is to impose an Obama-style Clean Power Plan on Virginia. That will only result in more laid-off miners.feedback

Oct 09 2017

In my history books, it was Eldridge Gerry who came up with gerrymandering.feedback

Oct 09 2017

I did show up for my clients . . . and I was effective.feedback

Oct 09 2017

The fact is, our economic growth has been stuck for six straight years now.feedback

Oct 02 2017

The appropriate comments and appropriate response right now is to take a moment and pray. And that's what I'm doing. There will be ample time for conversations and policy discussions and politics over the course of this campaign.feedback

Sep 20 2017

There are other Virginians we ought to be celebrating – and extolling – as opposed to just talking about the ones that we've got now.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Ramadan

When someone commits a violent crime like we saw the heinous crime here in northern Virginia over Ramadan with a young 17-year-old woman beaten to death by a baseball bat, by an – someone who was here illegally, we need to cooperate with authorities. And that person needs to be deported.feedback

Sep 19 2017

We used to always lead, and now we are lagging.feedback

Sep 19 2017

We do need to repeal and replace it. I hope that the Congress does, but we cannot be punished for being fiscally prudent and not accepting the expansion. I'll take help from anybody anywhere, this is going to be a very close race.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I'm the son of an immigrant. My father came here as a child from Ireland. He was eight years old. … Now, they came here legally. He was processed through Ellis Island. But obviously, it wasn't his choice to move to America and in the case of these dreamers, it wasn't their choice either. And so, I think that clearly is a factor and I do not think they should be deported. And I hope Congress takes action to make sure that they're not.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Populism

If you believe that one race is superior to another or that one religion is superior to another … that is dehumanizing, and that is the presence of evil in our world and we have to reject it.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Populism

There's a lot more things we could do here in Richmond with $10 million.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Populism

They called themselves the 'alt-right'. They are not on any legitimate political spectrum of left to right. If on a scale of one to 10 – one is the most liberal, and 10 is most conservative – these people are a yellow. They're not on the same continuum.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Marijuana

He "supports passage of legislation such as [Vogel's] SB 1298 to allow the use of medical marijuana and CBD oil when scientific research has demonstrated the benefit of this as an effective treatment for serious conditions.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Rather than glorifying their objects, the statues should be instructional.feedback

Aug 18 2017

I believe that decisions about historical statues are best made at the local level, but they should stay and be placed in historical context.feedback

Aug 13 2017

We've seen evil in white supremacist torches and howling neo Naziism. God in the quiet service & sacrifice of Lt. Cullen, Trooper Bates.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - American politics

Job number one is eradicating gangs and rewarding those who keep up safer. If someone is here illegally and they commit a crime, they will be deported.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Sanctuary cities

A lot of those involved in [MS-13] are here illegally. We cannot allow for the establishment of sanctuary cities.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - American politics

I talked about disparities in arrests and convictions, and it's something I'm very aware of and cautious of.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - American politics

I learned a lot in college, like how to carry four plates in two hands, how to properly serve a beer, and I learned how to park large cars in small spaces. I know about working hard to get ahead. But today, too many Virginians are working hard and feeling stuck. I know we can do better, and as governor, I'll make sure we do.feedback

Jul 24 2017

He calls his campaign the Resistance, Resistance 2017. What are you going to do as our governor? Call the White House and say, Please put me through to the narcissistic maniac?feedback

Jul 20 2017 - American politics

Having a governor who can work with a Republican House, a Republican Senate, President Trump, Vice President Pence, the Trump administration – I think is an asset for us in Virginia. I want to lead Virginia. Ralph Northam wants to lead the resistance. . . . I seek to serve my fellow Virginians, and I will work with the administration – you're darn right I will.feedback

Jul 20 2017

I'd like to take the president, the vice president, Cabinet secretaries, other governors to our ports and, you know, see what we need to do to deepen and widen our channel and be the biggest port on the East Coast. Would like to take the president – he's been to coal country . . . and tell him about what we're doing there.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Commonwealth

If I'm elected governor of the commonwealth of Virginia, it's not going to be my job to always be for President Trump or to always be against President Trump, which is how Ralph Northam sees his job. It's to always be for Virginia, and to fight for my fellow Virginians every single day.feedback

Jul 02 2017

For a lot of Americans, our favorite part of celebrating the Fourth of July is the fireworks. Here in Virginia, our fireworks are pretty rinky-dink. But right across the border in West Virginia and Tennessee, where I am now, our neighbors get to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks like these. In Virginia, we're missing out on being able to create thousands of jobs and tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue. Not to mention having some fun.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - American politics

I don't think people should be dropped from their insurance because of developing a health condition, and we need to make it possible for people with pre-existing conditions to get insurance. I'm hoping they'll be able to address those things over recess.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - American politics

The key is can we get more affordable care? And I think my policies would do that, and the other thing we need to do to is we need more job creation. We also have to create more opportunities and more jobs and help people lift themselves out of poverty.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Republican Party

We want you to be part of our effort.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm confident that our message is resonating everywhere–people like the specific policies I've put forward to get Virginia growing again.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

If we go back to nominating hoity-toity, non-controversial establishment candidates like Ed, we lose all those people. No, no, no. That's the other guy.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is a losing strategy. It's the party going back to business as usual. And it's so boring! These establishment candidates, they've been saying the same things since the 1980s.feedback

May 29 2017 - Immigration

Obviously, help from President Trump, Vice President Pence – I'm happy to have all the help I can get. My firm was retained. I'm not sure it was even relative to that [criminal] issue, to be honest with you. At the end of the day, it's good policy and it is good politics.feedback

May 10 2017

It's not the most scintillating topic in the world, though I find it exciting.feedback

May 01 2017

The Cubs won the [World] Series.feedback

May 01 2017 - Commonwealth

Virginians are focused on Virginia. As I travel Virginia, Virginians are very focused on Virginia. And I'm very focused on Virginia. Look, a lot of Virginians voted for President Trump. And a lot did not. This election's about Virginia and the future of the commonwealth we love. People know we can do better. But if we don't make a change, then nothing will change.feedback

May 01 2017

I've put forward policies that would provide much-needed tax relief. It's a 10 percent across-the-board cut… So it's time for us to bring down those rates, so we can be more competitive as a state with surrounding states.feedback

May 01 2017

Virginians know that this next governorship is a critically important one for us.feedback

Apr 22 2017 - American politics

Corey's the only one who thinks they're great comments. I want to make sure we try to respect all Americans, and I found those comments to be offensive.feedback

Apr 22 2017 - American politics

I supported our ticket as I always support Republican tickets.feedback

Apr 22 2017 - American politics

I did take exception to the comments he made in the Access Hollywood tape.feedback

Apr 13 2017

Google 'Corey Stewart lies' and you'll be amazed at all that pops up. Page 245 of your book, Ed. If you really want to find the truth, go to Establishment Ed. I've got three I'll hold onto. We're early in the evening.feedback

Apr 06 2017

This plan will take necessary steps to give Virginians a greater say in the decisions of their government, close campaign finance loopholes, and level the playing field. It will ensure that the governor's office is both accountable and transparent to the people it is meant to serve. I'm not going to impose this on somebody. I couldn't if I tried. We don't want to set up traps. We don't want to make it harder for good people to serve in public office.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Abortion

I would like to see abortion be banned because I think it is a taking of an innocent human life. I not only went to the Catholic University of America, I served on the board of trustees there. In order to do that, you have to be in sync with the keepings of the church.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Republican Party

I will win this race. We are at a critical juncture both for the future of the Virginia we love but also for the future of our party. And we cannot afford to lose. … I will unify our party, and I will appeal to all Virginians.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Trump administration

Just like the Trump administration is doing in Washington, here in Virginia for every new regulation we impose we need to repeal or modernize two old ones.feedback

Mar 25 2017

I will unify our party, and I will appeal to all Virginians and I will be a governor for all Virginians. We need that.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - Commonwealth

Whether it's the coal tax credit, the Tebow bill, or education choice legislation, I've never seen a governor so proud of everything he didn't get done for the Commonwealth.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Republican Party

It would provide some much needed relief for workers who are having a hard time making ends meet.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Commonwealth

I would like to know why Congressman Tom Perriello and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam think it's a good idea for people like Nathan Larson and for those who are the most violent felons in the commonwealth should not only have their rights restored and be able to vote but also to be able to run for office and put them on a path to be able to obtain a weapon.feedback

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