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Pence to Appear With Gillespie

The Republican candidate announced new policy proposals this week.

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Zach C. Cohen and Danielle Bernstein
Aug. 4, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence will appear at a fundraiser for former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie (R) in Richmond on Aug. 19. (News Virginian)

ENDORSEMENTS. The NRA endorsed Gillespie on Thursday. (release) On the other side of the aisle, American Federation of Teachers’s Virginia chapter endorsed Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D). (release)

PLATFORM PROPOSALS. Gillespie released a plan “to address sea level rise, recurrent flooding and land subsidence.” Gillespie is advocating for lowering flood insurance costs and flood-proofing military installations, among other plans. (release) Gillespie also plans to “explore industrial hemp production as an option for Virginians,” adding that he would announce a policy regarding medical marijuana later this summer. Both the Richmond-Times Dispatch and the Roanoke Times endorsed Gillespie’s pro-hemp policy. (release)

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