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Stewart said Gillespie has to earn his voters.

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June 29, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Former Rep. Tom Per­ri­ello (D-VA), “will lead a new polit­ic­al ac­tion com­mit­tee aimed at end­ing the GOP’s long­time ma­jor­ity in the com­mon­wealth’s House of Del­eg­ates. … The or­gan­iz­a­tion will not only raise money, he said, but also will help can­did­ates find ways to use tech­no­logy to cam­paign more ef­fect­ively.”

“The Win Vir­gin­ia group has already raised $260,000 from four wealthy donors, three of them long­time Demo­crat­ic sup­port­ers from Fair­fax County: .. fin­an­ci­er Ed­ward Hart Rice, … tech ex­ec­ut­ive Shashi­k­ant Gupta … and gov­ern­ment con­tract­ing ex­ec­ut­ive Dario O. Mar­quez Jr. … The fourth, San Fran­cisco ven­ture cap­it­al­ist and Linked­In co-founder Re­id Hoff­man, gave $50,000.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

TREBLE WITH THE BASS. Prince Wil­li­am County Su­per­visors Chair Corey Stew­art (R) said Wed­nes­day that former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie (R) have not spoken to each oth­er since the primary elec­tion and will have base turnout is­sues if he doesn’t speak to his voters.

Stew­art: “I’m go­ing to be vot­ing for Ed Gillespie and I hope that all of my sup­port­ers vote for Ed Gillespie. But, you know, this is not old-style polit­ics. There’s 155,000 people who voted for me and they voted for me be­cause of … my strong po­s­i­tions on … his­tor­ic­al monu­ments, crack­ing down on il­leg­al im­mig­ra­tion. … And, you know, they’re go­ing to vote for Ed Gillespie if Ed Gillespie has strong po­s­i­tions like I did on those is­sues. They’re not just people who are just go­ing to blindly fol­low whatever I say.” (John Fre­d­er­icks Show)

Stew­art “had loads of free ad­vice for the nom­in­ee, who he called ‘bor­ing’ and lack­ing in pas­sion. … Stew­art says Gillespie should ditch the ‘dorky Mis­ter Ro­gers’ sweat­er that is a staple of his cam­paign ads.”

Stew­art: “Ed, if you’re listen­ing to this: Nobody cares that your dad owned a gro­cery store. Nobody cares that your an­cest­ors were im­mig­rants. Nobody cares about that be­cause every­body in that room has a sim­il­ar story. I haven’t met any per­son who has been in­spired by Ed’s story of grow­ing up in a gro­cery store.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

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