Ed Gillespie

A Meet Up in Short Pump

This past Saturday, the scene was set in Short Pump, Henrico for a meet and greet for three state wide Republican candidates.  Over 150 people (by the author’s count) turned out to the event hosted by Dishant and Meeta Shah at their home for gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, lt. gubernatorial candidate Glenn Davis, and Republican … Read more…

Virginia’s GOP Governor Hopefuls on Twitter

Thanks to President Donald Trump, the Twitter habits of elected officials and political candidates has become even more relevant, sparking wide-spread interest and criticism. Considering this unprecedented and unorthodox level of Twitter usage by a sitting President, I was curious about how our four Republican candidates for VA Governor have been utilizing the social media platform on their own campaigns. … Read more…

Prince William County GOP Gears Up for November

Last night, 300 Republican activists gathered at the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club in Gainesville for the Prince William County GOP’s sold-out Lincoln-Reagan dinner, featuring former Presidential candidate, and rumored 2018 Senatorial candidate, Carly Fiorina. Every single statewide candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General were in attendance and each were … Read more…

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election Preview

There is no off-season in Virginia politics. Because Virginia holds an election every single year, someone (and everyone) is ALWAYS campaigning. As they say… no rest for the weary! As Virginia politicos gear up for the 2017 state-wide primary season, and with the 2016 Election cycle behind us [finally], political candidates are busy laying the groundwork of … Read more…

Denver Riggleman Enters Gubernatorial Race

After weeks of speculation, Virginia distillery owner Denver Riggleman announced his candidacy for Governor today via Facebook. With Riggleman officially in the race, Virginia’s gubernatorial primary now becomes a 4-way race between Riggleman and frontrunner Ed Gillespie, Senator Frank Wagner and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart. “Friends, I’m running for Governor. Many of … Read more…

Denver Riggleman Shakes Up the Governor’s Race

A lot can change in a weekend…. and following the 2016 RPV Advance this past weekend, the dynamic of the 2017 Gubernatorial race has certainly changed. In my humble opinion, this change is for the better. We now know that Wittman is out. I have tremendous amount of respect for Congressman Wittman and am grateful … Read more…

Advancing into 2017

Virginia Republicans kick off 2017 while GOP wins big in last Senate race of 2016 Republicans from all over the Commonwealth gathered in Richmond this weekend for the 33rd Annual Donald W. Huffman Republican Party of Virginia Advance. The event is held every year in December and is generally seen as the kickoff for the … Read more…