(VA) NFIB: Gillespie Earns the Small Business Endorsement



NFIB: Gillespie Earns the Small Business Endorsement

Date: August 18, 2017


The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s and Virginia’s leading small business association, has endorsed Ed Gillespie for governor. The endorsement comes from the NFIB Virginia PAC, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members and is based on the candidate’s position on small-business issues.

“Ed Gillespie is the obvious choice for Virginia’s small businesses,” said Nicole Riley, NFIB state director. “His campaign has been centered on one issue: economic growth. His plan to cut taxes for individuals as well as employers would make it easier for small businesses to expand and create jobs.”  

“Our members also are encouraged by his promise to reform Virginia’s onerous local business, professional, and occupational license (BPOL) and machinery and tool tax,” Riley said. “These antiquated taxes are based on gross receipts, not profit. That means, even if a business is losing money, it’s still forced to pay these taxes. That makes it even harder for these businesses to succeed.

“He’s also a staunch defender of Virginia’s status as a right-to-work state and embraces traditional and renewable resources to ensure sustainable and affordable energy,” Riley said.

“Ed Gillespie’s parents were small-business owners, and he’s been a small-business owner himself. He clearly understands that to create jobs and improve Virginia’s economy, you must support the commonwealth’s true job creators, its small businesses,” she said. “That makes Ed Gillespie the only choice for Virginia’s small business owners, their employees, and their families.”

Today’s endorsement puts the considerable grassroots support of the state’s small businesses behind Gillespie’s campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to vote. NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the influential small business voting bloc on Election Day.

To learn more about NFIB in Virginia, visit www.NFIB.com/VA and follow @NFIB_VA on Twitter.





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Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (Candidate - VA Governor Election of 2017) Endorses Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants



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(@张炜, 01/13/2017)

维州再让民主党搞四年就危险了。这次州长选举,维州的选民们要出来积极投票。

维州这次变蓝,与现任的民主党州长关系很大。这次维州州长选举对维州意义重大,也是今年全美仅有的两个州长选举之一,关乎全局。维州不能再蓝(烂)下去了。维州的business friendliness 排名从四年前的第一落到了30几名。维州需要一个能干的能够团结各派的共和党州长振兴经济,维护安全,减少行政干预和滥用职权。

6月份初选之后,无论以前支持哪个候选人,大家要团结起来支持共和党的州长提名人, 让维州变红.

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"The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2017 will take place on November 7, 2017. Primaries will take place on June 13, 2017. The incumbent Governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, is not eligible to run for re-election due to term limits established by the Virginia Constitution. Virginia is the only state that prohibits its Governor from serving consecutive terms.

The primary elections will take place on June 13, 2017. Virginia utilizes a semi-closed primary, in which registered party members are only allowed to vote in their party's primary but unaffiliated voters may participate in any one primary."





Ed 在 Chantilly, VA, 1/14/2017


Ed 在 Richmond, VA, 1/14/2017


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(@张炜, 01/13/2017)

Ed 2年前参加过维州参议员选举,最后以少于1%的选票惜败。他还做过RNC和RPV的主席。他的竞选纲领和政策详情在他的竞选网站上 (https://edforvirginia.com/)




Immigration roils Virginia governor’s race


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, gestures during a news conference as his wife, Dorothy and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, left, listen at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. McAuliffe detailed his ethics reform legislative package. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, gestures during a news conference as his wife, Dorothy and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, left, listen at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.


By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times - Friday, January 13, 2017

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s pledge this week to support driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants has thrust the issue of immigration to the forefront of the state’s 2017 gubernatorial race — establishing a dividing line between the candidates in the contest more than nine months out from Election Day.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, a Republican, has moved in the opposite direction, slamming the Democrat on the issue and rolling it into an attack against Ed Gillespie, calling on his top rival in the Republican primary race to come out against Mr. Northam’s “blatant disregard for the law.”

“We could easily see establishment darling Ed Gillespie engaging in the same dangerous behavior and putting the lives of Virginians at risk,” Mr. Stewart said in a statement. “Even more dangerous than a liberal Democrat is a Republican who would give us the same policies Northam would if he were Governor.

“Republicans have sold out Americans for far too long,” he said.

The attack followed the release of a Mason-Dixon poll Friday that showed Mr. Gillespie outpacing Mr. Stewart in head-to-head match-ups with the two Democratic candidates — Mr. Northam and former Rep. Tom Perriello.

For his part, Mr. Gillespie’s campaign website does not zero in on the issue of immigration, but the former chairman of the Republican National Committee has previously supported a pathway to legal status — not citizenship — for non-criminal illegal immigrants as part of a broader package of federal laws that would also focus on beefing up border security.

Mr. Stewart, meanwhile, made a name for himself through his efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration, and is vowing on his campaign website to continue that fight.

He also is hoping to tap into the populist wave that Donald Trump rode to victory in the 2016 presidential race — in part by painting Mr. Gillespie as “weak” on immigration and as the ultimate establishment Republican.

The issue of driver’s licenses surfaced Thursday when Mr. Northam was asked where he stood on a proposal to grant temporary driver’s licenses to people who can’t receive a permanent one because of their immigration status.

“We need to make sure that we have immigration reform for this county, we make sure that we have a pathway to citizenship in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and we need to make sure that people have access to driver’s licenses,” he said.

A total of 12 states — including California, Colorado and Maryland — and the District of Columbia allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, according to a breakdown of state laws from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

State Sen. Frank Wagner and businessman Denver Riggleman are also running in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

The Mason-Dixon poll released Friday showed Mr. Gillespie leading Mr. Northam by 3 percentage points and Mr. Perriello by 9 percentage points.

Mr. Northam, meanwhile, leads Mr. Stewart by 8 percentage points and Mr. Perriello up by 2 percentage points.

“This is the second straight public poll to show that Ed Gillespie is the best candidate to unify the Republican Party in June and the Commonwealth in November,” said Gillespie Campaign Manager Chris Leavitt. “Ed’s positive vision, commitment to putting forward substantive policies, and campaign to engage all Virginians is resonating.”

Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/13/immigration-roils-virginia-governors-race/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS











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