McDonnell picks Gillespie for Virginia governor
Former GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie‘s bid for governor on Monday, calling him “a conservative leader with a vision and policy agenda that can unite all Virginians.” Gillespie’s campaign also released a list of 35 officeholders, including former Rep. Randy Forbes and state legislators, backing his campaign in advance of the June primary.
A head start on campaign targeting Republicans
Save the Children Action Network on Monday announced a $150,000 digital and TV ad buy urging GOP members of the House Budget Committee to protect funding for early-learning programs such as Head Start. Digital spots will run for two weeks in the districts of seven Republicans on the committee, including Reps. David Valadao of California and David Young of Iowa.
Weaver fundraising soars to $137K after King tweet
Democrat Kim Weaver, who is considering a rematch against Rep. Steve King in 2018, told the Sioux City Journal that she has raised $137,000 since King tweeted on March 12: “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” In her 2016 bid against King, Weaver raised a total of $159,000.