The Democrats have launched a barrage of personal attacks against Ed Gillespie. They know Ed’s positive vision, conservative agenda, energetic campaign and ever growing ground game are unifying our party and appealing to voters all across our Commonwealth. Below are just some of the baseless attacks and misleading statements being made.
“These are the kinds of smear tactics that make good people not want to run for public office. But I know who I am and, more important, who I’m fighting for, and I won’t be deterred from winning this race for us.”— Ed Gillespie
FACTS: Ed’s long and successful career started as a Senate Parking lot attendant. He spent over 16 years working for Congress, the White House or the Republican National Committee. For the last 10 years, he’s run his own communications strategy firm in Alexandria, Virginia. Seven years of a 33-year career were at a government affairs firm, the last year being 2007.
FACTS: Ed Gillespie’s opponents are picking up Mark Warner’s sleazy Enron attack in the 2014 senate race. Mark Warner tried and failed to use this line against Ed in 2014. Enron was one of many clients at Ed’s former firm more than 17 years ago. When Enron became a client, they were considered one of the best companies in the world, alongside Hewlett-Packard and Southwest Airlines. Ten months later, Ed’s firm parted ways with Enron after the CEO pleaded the Fifth at a Senate hearing. This is the kind of smear tactic that makes good people not want to run for public office.