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I got this mailing from the NRA-ILA (That is the legislative, lobbying, campaign arm of the National Rifle Association) supporting Ed Gillespie.  (Here is a copy of the mailpiece from another blog – nod to Virginia Gun Rights)  Here’s a highlight:

Ed Gillespie Strongly Opposes and Will Fight Against:

  • Obama’s Anti-Gun Nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The United Nations Gun Ban Treaty
  • Any Bans on Guns and Ammunition
  • A Federal Gun Registration Database
  • Requiring Government Approval For Gun Sales Between Lifelong Friends and Family Members

This is a well done ad except for one thing:  It says “Gillespie is the only candidate in this race you can count on to oppose the Obama/Bloomberg gun control agenda.”  What?  Sarvis supports gun control?  Now it is true the Libertarian is not likely to win.  And it is tough to say in effect, “Sarvis cannot win” or “no one can win but me” but the NRA-ILA could have said it in a nuanced way that Gillespie is the only candidate likely to win who will stop the Obama/Bloomberg agenda.

But this is the first sign of life in the Gillespie campaign.  It appeals to many sides of the GOP base:  Sovereignty, liberty, tea party, anti-Obama and anti-Bloomberg.  For the Republican to make it a race, this is the kind of thinking we need.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

2 Responses to “The FIRST SIGN of LIFE in the GILLESPIE CAMPAIGN!”

  1. Mort Coleman says:

    We will see. I’m still waiting for statements from Ed that he is not a RINO. So far I have seen nothing that would indicate that he will not support the RINO agenda. If I’m wrong, I’m looking at this forurm to help me be convinced otherwise. Because if he is a RINO, why give him a lifetime retirement, we can save the money by keeping the progressive we already have. What good is a majority in the senate, if they continue the speending spree, reduction of liberty, and intrusion of government?

    I’m just asking questions at this point, but this grass roots volunteer has not seen anything from the Gillespe team that gets me excited.

    • LenSherwood says:

      Mort… Gillespie is connected to the Bushes, the definition of RINOs. I am sure he will vote for whatever amnesty package that the GOP establishment serves up.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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