(VA) Ed Gillespie: Our First Industry


Last week at the Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidate Forum , I detailed my plan to champion Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries, prioritizing efforts to expand exports and open new markets for Virginia products.
Visit my website here to read the complete plan. 
Agriculture and forestry have been cornerstone industries for Virginia for centuries, and our Commonwealth remains blessed with the vast natural resources and fertile lands that can keep our economy thriving. As governor, I will be committed to get Virginia’s economy growing again by supporting these crucial industries with pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur policies.
Key priorities of my plan include,

  • Protecting Virginia Agriculture Businesses from Overburdensome Regulations that Inhibit Production
  • Supporting “Virginia Grown”
  • Establishing Standards for Industrial Hemp
  • Encourage Private Forest Management Choices
  • Recognizing Aquaculture Products as Agricultural Products, and
  • Expanding Fisheries and Clam and Oyster Farming 

As Virginia’s first industries, agriculture and forestry are cornerstones of the Virginia economy. Together, they account for over $91 billion to Virginia’s GDP and employ over 440,000 Virginians. This represents approximately 8 percent of Virginia’s workforce. In 2015, the total value-added impact to Virginia’s economy was more than $45 billion, accounting for 9.5 percent of the state’s GDP.
I hope you’ll take a moment to read the complete details of my plan and share it with a friend or neighbor.
Ed Gillespie

This morning, I release my plan to improve public safety in Virginia by eradicating gangs, reforming the system, and rewarding those who serve and protect. As governor, I will ban sanctuary cities, reinstate Project Exile, and increase law enforcement pay.  

Click here to read the full details of the plan here on my website.

Providing for public safety is an essential responsibility of government. As governor, I will coordinate efforts between our partners in federal, state and local law enforcement to eliminate dangerous threats, reduce crime, and improve Virginians’ experiences with the criminal justice system. When we do this, we can support the brave men and women who selflessly serve their communities and make our Commonwealth safer for ALL Virginians.

Some highlights of the plan include,
  • Improving Law Enforcement Compensation -- The men and women who serve in law enforcement deserve our appreciation and respect. They also deserve proper compensation for the work performed. Virginia’s State Troopers, sheriffs, sheriffs’ deputies, local police and all those who risk their lives each day protecting our families must be properly compensated.
  • Appointing the Attorney General to Serve as the Commonwealth’s Anti-Gang Chief -- In order for Virginia to tackle the gang problem with resources and coordination, Ed will designate the Attorney General to lead the Commonwealth’s response to the gang crisis.
  • Reinstating Project Exile -- Project Exile was pioneered in Virginia in 1997 to ensure the prosecution of dangerous criminals to the fullest extent of the law.  Shortly after Exile was introduced in Richmond, the city experienced a drastic reduction in its murder rate. Project Exile and similar programs reduce violent crime by improving cooperation between state and federal authorities to vigorously enforce federal firearm laws against criminal gang members, drug dealers and other violent criminals.
  • Banning Sanctuary Cities in Virginia -- The scourge of gang activity in Virginia takes different forms from region to region, but it is impossible to discuss gang prevention and eradication without addressing MS-13 and its impact in Virginia. A gang like MS-13 preys mostly on our immigrant community.
I hope you’ll take the time to visit my website and learn more about this critical issue and share my plans with someone you know.


Ed Gillespie

Virginia Gubernatorial Debate - July 22, 2017

Poll: 2017 VA State Election - Governor


Poll: 2017 VA State Election - Lt. Governor


(R) Jill Vogel vs. (D) Justin Fairfax

Poll: 2017 VA State Election - Attorney General 


(R) John Adams vs. (D) Mark Herring


2017 VA State Election - Campaign Contributions


Lt. Governor


Attorney General

Virginia's Extreme Left Ticket

Yesterday, Governor McAuliffe pardoned an illegal immigrant who committed a crime in attempt to prevent them from being deported. The reason? Terry McAuliffe is running for president in 2020 and wants to show just how far left he is to George Soros. 

Today, the Governor claimed that if Virginia did not take action on climate change, the US Navy would move elsewhere. Talk about fake news!!! Clearly, Terry doesn't care about our state, if he ever did, and wants to win the Tom Steyer primary for 2020. 

Think about it, sanctuary cities, driver's licenses for illegals, giving convicted felons the right to own a gun, and "green" taxes are all unpopular with Virginia voters. Terry doesn't care because all of those are catnip for liberal out-of-state billionaires and special interest groups. And if we don't stop Democrats this year, Terry will use it as "proof" for his national campaign for president. 

In Victory,
Team RPV

(VA) RPV Statement on Washington Post Poll

RPV (Republican Party of Virginia) Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

“Today’s Washington Post poll is so far off base it falls squarely into the category of fake news. Polling in the Commonwealth is notoriously bad, but this Post poll stands out for its level of inaccuracy. The Post’s survey shows a dubious 10-point advantage for Democrats over Republicans in terms of party ID.”

“Such a shift would be historic and likely unprecedented. In 2013, Democrats had a 5-point party ID advantage in Terry McAuliffe’s narrow win, while in 2009, Republicans held a 4-point advantage in Bob McDonnell’s landslide victory. These results simply don’t reflect the reality of what a Virginia gubernatorial electorate will look like.”

“If this same electorate had turned out to vote in November 2016, admittedly a far more Democratic-leaning electorate than an off-year contest for governor, Clinton would have won 49-to-39, double her real margin in the Commonwealth. If this poll isn’t the product of liberal bias, it’s the product of incompetence. Neither is acceptable.”

“Anyone who has any experience with a Virginia off-year election knows such an electorate is a Democrat fever dream, not reality. Newspaper circulations are shrinking for a reason – and terrible polls like this just add more fuel to the fire.”



The TV spending in the Virginia’s governor’s race right now

From: Virginia TV Tracking
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2017
Subject: TV Spending Update

Ed --

Here’s a current breakdown of the TV spending in the Virginia’s governor’s race right now:
Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam is flooding the airwaves thanks to lots of cash from his Clinton-McAuliffe allies. And we’re seeing Congressman Tom Perriello ramp up his spending following the endorsements of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

We also know that liberal billionaire George Soros and his family have given more than a quarter of a million dollars to Perriello’s campaign.

We’ll continue to track the spending, but as you can see, our campaign is being outspent by the Democrats. We need to ensure that more voters know about the Republican primary on June 13, and that you’re the right candidate to face whomever the Democrats nominate.

We should ask our supporters to make an immediate, online donation so we can increase our TV budget.


(5/17/2017 @Joanne)

Billionaire George Soros and his family have given more than a quarter of a million dollars to Perriello’s campaign.  -  Virginia的选举不是应该Virginia人民自己做主吗? 前段时间Georgia的special election民主党候选人大约超过90%的捐款来自于外州.



Virginia 民主党担任州长的这几年,business friendliness rating下降了十名,承担后果的是Virginia residents,不是那些获利于全球化的大资本大集团。

Who is Funding Democrat Candidates for VA Governor?

Last night, data came out on who is funding Democrat candidates for governor and the revelations are SHOCKING!

George Soros and his liberal allies have donated over $350,000 in an attempt to buy the governor's mansion and they are just getting started!

What would a liberal New York banker want?

Republican Party of Virginia

RPV · The Richard D Obenshain Center 115 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219, United States

The data is from:
vpap.org - Your window into Virginia politics

The Virginia Public Access Project, Inc.

The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project connects Virginians to nonpartisan information about Virginia politics in easily understood ways.


From: Republican Party of Virginia <info@rpv.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:36 PM

We have breaking news!!! In a special election in Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park City local Democrat Party activists are handing out illegal ballots with intent to fool voters! The "sample" ballots have an official seal on them with a disclaimer from the local electoral board and a marking for the Democrat candidate. The problem is all three of these issues run directly counter to our state's election law!

Even more ironic, the special election is for the Clerk of Court position which oversees the areas courts. Local Democrat Party activists are breaking election laws in an attempt to insert someone to oversee the court system!

We will not let the Democrats get away with this travesty! RPV has notified the authorities and is fully prepared to take legal action to ensure this election is not rigged against our candidate.

Make sure to let the local Dem candidate know that we are on to her supporters illegal dirty tricks.Call her campaign at 571-529-9379!

Thank you for helping ensure that our elections are free from corruption.




John Findlay

Executive Director

Republican Party of Virginia

RPV · The Richard D Obenshain Center, 115 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219,

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article144256424.html?from=groupmessage#storylink=cpy

Business owners opposed Lansing's sanctuary city status

Lansing, Michigan rescinds 'sanctuary' status after criticism from businesses

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


(@张炜, 01/13/2017)


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.


"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

Ed 在 Richmond, VA, 1/14/2017

Official Campaign Launch Tour [Updated]


(@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/)


"Terry McAuliffe's chosen successor, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, has come out in favor of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants." 

"This isn't the first time that Ralph has chosen to sell out Virginia, he also voted to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in 2013! Is this Ralph's vision for the Virginia Way? What happened to putting Virginians first?" said John Whitbeck, Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia

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