VIRGINIA | VA-gov

Grassroots Group Endorses Gillespie

Northam has built loyalty in the party through campaigning for down-ballot candidates.

March 22, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

“The Middle Res­ol­u­tion, a lead­ing con­ser­vat­ive, grass­roots or­gan­iz­a­tion, an­nounced its en­dorse­ment of Ed Gillespie for Vir­gin­ia gov­ernor on Tues­day via Face­book Live.” (re­lease)

RE­CORD TIME. Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie (R) at a re­cent cam­paign stop “didn’t take a hard po­s­i­tion on [Pres­id­ent] Trump’s pro­posed cuts. But the long­time D.C. op­er­at­ive said there are miles to go be­fore a fed­er­al budget is fi­nal­ized, and that he will be talk­ing with Vir­gin­ia’s mem­bers of Con­gress as the le­gis­lat­ive body re­works the pres­id­ent’s spend­ing plan.”

“Dur­ing his trip, Gillespie prom­ised to back le­gis­la­tion ex­pand­ing charter schools.” (Hamp­ton Roads Daily Press)

LES­SON IN LOY­ALTY. Lt. Gov. Ral­ph Northam (D) “has made some 180 ap­pear­ances over the past couple of years on be­half of oth­er state and loc­al can­did­ates, from sen­at­ors to county su­per­visors, and of­ten in dis­tricts where Demo­crats were un­likely to win.”

Northam: “There’s a lot of loy­alty to­ward our party and what I’ve done. … I think they real­ize what I’ve meant for the party and how hard I’ve worked for our val­ues. We see it as a sig­ni­fic­ant ad­vant­age.”

Former Rep. Tom Per­ri­ello (D) “has been on the road since the first of the year, circ­ling the state in a Jeep Grand Cher­o­kee and hit­ting some 41 counties or cit­ies so far. He has packed town hall meet­ings and seen huge turnout for on­line events; when snow can­celed a rally this week in Wil­li­ams­burg, a last-minute Face­book Live event drew 7,000 view­ers dur­ing the hour it was tak­ing place.”

Former U.S. Chief Tech­no­logy Of­ficer An­eesh Chop­ra (D), who ran against Northam for lieu­ten­ant gov­ernor in 2013, isn’t en­dors­ing a can­did­ate. Fair­fax Su­per­visor and 2014 VA-10 nom­in­ee John Foust (D) is back­ing Northam. (Wash­ing­ton Post)

FACT CHECK ON AISLE 3. “An altered Face­book head­line on a news­pa­per story in­volving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up in­to a ma­jor sore point in the Vir­gin­ia GOP primary for gov­ernor. … A con­ser­vat­ive non­profit with ties to” Prince Wil­li­am County Su­per­visors Chair­man Corey Stew­art’s (R) “cam­paign aides — the Con­ser­vat­ive Re­sponse Team — … pos­ted and pro­moted a Face­book post link­ing to the art­icle but with a fake head­line: ‘Gillespie: I’m OK with Char­lottes­ville Tak­ing Down the Gen­er­al Lee Monu­ment.’ The post makes it look as if that were the Wash­ing­ton Post’s head­line. In fact, Gillespie has said he doesn’t sup­port mov­ing the statue and thinks loc­al of­fi­cials who ap­proved mov­ing it should be voted out of of­fice.” (AP)

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