Ed Gillespie Calls Northern Virginia “Enemy Territory”
Dwindling number of Virginia voters Gillespie hasn’t attacked in this campaign
Richmond, Virginia—New video footage released today from American Bridge shows GOP candidate for governor Ed Gillespie dismissing the one in three Virginia voters who live in Northern Virginia as “enemy territory.” The shocking footage was taken at a fundraiser for Gillespie on September 14, 2017.
“Another day, anotherEd Gillespie attack on Virginia voters,” Anna Scholl, Executive Director of Progress Virginia said. “At this rate, by Election Day there won’t be any voters left that Gillespie hasn’t demonized or ridiculed. Perhaps his new campaign slogan should be “disrespect for all Virginians.” We need a governor who will represent and work for all Virginians, not just the ones who don’t mind Gillespie’s racist attacks.”
Nearly a third of the Virginia population lives in Northern Virginia. In the course of his campaign, Ed Gillespie has come out strongly against the restoration of rights for returning citizens, run racist campaign ads, and supported gerrymandering in a blatant attempt to choose his own voters rather than allowing the voters to choose who would serve them. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.