Posts Tagged Ed Gillespie

Amazon is Just the Latest Topic of Discussion for Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates

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Will Virginia become home to a second headquarters for Amazon? That’s a question that’s consuming economic development officials right now. But it’s also become an issue on the campaign trail for the Executive Mansion. Michael Pope has the story.

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Just Like Any Other Candidates, Gillespie and Northam Have Distinct Weaknesses to Overcome

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Republican Ed Gillespie (left) and Democrat Ralph Northam at a televised debate in Northern Virginia earlier this week. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Every candidate has a something to overcome. So what are the weaknesses the two major party candidates for governor have heading into the fall election season? Michael Pope has the story.

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Northam, Gillespie Spar Over Taxes, Healthcare, Confederate Monuments

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Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie shake hands before Tuesday night’s debate in McLean. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool) 

The major party candidates for governor met for a televised debate Tuesday night.  They sparred over taxes, healthcare and Confederate monuments, among other topics. Michael Pope reports on the candidates’ tax plans.

Both candidates appeared to dodge some issues. Northam’s apparent support for two proposed controversial natural gas pipelines was an issue that dogged him during the primary, when Tom Perriello offered clear opposition to the plan. Gillespie also struggled with a question about the healthcare proposal now under consideration in Congress. Michael Pope reports on the candidates’ responses about pipelines, healthcare and Confederate monuments.

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Northam Holds Slight Edge Over Gillespie Ahead of Prime-Time Debate

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Virginia’s two major party candidates will go head to head Tuesday night in a prime-time face off, a televised debate that indicates the official start of the hottest part of campaign season. Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra will not be participating in the debate, but he will be on the ballot in every jurisdiction. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Governor’s Race: The Candidates’ Plans for Rural High-Speed Internet

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Policy wonks call it the “last mile” – the infrastructure needed to get high-speed internet down those long and sparsely populated country roads. It’s expensive, and private companies are unlikely to recoup that investment from just a couple of households. And while Virginia’s candidates for governor agree something needs to be done, they don’t quite agree over how to fund it. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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This Year’s Governor’s Race Could Have Lasting Impacts on Virginia Politics

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Gubernatorial candidates Democrat Ralph Northam (left) and Republican Ed Gillespie (right). The winner of this year’s election could have significant influence on redistricting efforts. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

This year’s election may end up being more important than most because the next governor will oversee a new round of political maps that will shape Virginia politics for the next decade. Michael Pope has details.

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Does Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Paint the Whole Picture?

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie says the state’s unemployment rate is misleading. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Virginia’s unemployment is at its lowest level since the recession. But is that a sign of strength for the economy? Or does it indicate something else is going on? Michael Pope hit the road to find out.

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Gillespie Rolls Out Plan for Veterans

 

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Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, right, talks with former Republican Lt. Gov. candidate Glenn Davis, left, at a polling place on primary Election Day.
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Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie was in Norfolk today, unveiling a suite of proposals to help Virginia’s veterans. Mallory Noe- Payne has details.

 

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Fourth of July Weekend, Gillespie Proposes Legalizing Fireworks

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Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie wants to make it easier for Virginians to access and use fireworks. (Credit: Gillespie Campaign)

As Virginians head into their holiday weekends, politics may be the last thing thing they want to talk about. But Virginia’s Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie is taking advantage of the Fourth of July to announce a policy proposal: legalizing fireworks. Mallory Noe-Payne has the story.

 

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Will Republicans Unite Behind Ed Gillespie?

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Ed Gillespie, right, seen with primary challenger Corey Stewart during a debate earlier this year. Stewart came very close to pulling off an upset against the former Republican National Committee chairman in the Republican gubernatorial primary earlier this month. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The Republican primary for governor revealed deep divisions inside the Virginia GOP. Will those divisions become a liability this fall? Or will Republicans unite behind their ticket? Michael Pope has this perspective from deep inside the party.

 

 

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Gillespie Wins Uncomfortably Close Republican Primary; Stewart Does Not Concede

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Ed Gillespie smiles as he gives his victory speech Tuesday night. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Ed Gillespie’s narrow victory against former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart provided the night’s biggest surprise.

Gillespie was expected to win easily, and the close contest shows President Trump’s enduring appeal among GOP voters in Virginia and a potentially rocky path forward for Republicans in a state where Democrats have won every statewide election since 2009. Mallory Noe-Payne reports that Gillespie quickly turned his attention to his next opponent: Democrats.

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Ed Gillespie Leads GOP Candidates for Governor in New Poll

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Campaign 2016 will end in a matter of weeks, which means that campaign 2017 is already starting to take shape behind the scenes. Michael Pope has new details on the race for governor. Michael Pope has new details on the race for governor.

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