Gillespie Leads Dems in VA Gov Race

On Friday, Mason-Dixon polling released a new poll for the gubernatorial race in Virginia and it shows the Republicans’ best bet is to nominate Ed Gillespie as their nominee.

Ed Gillespie (R) 44%
Ralph Northam (D) 41%

Ed Gillespie (R) 45%
Tom Perriello (D) 36%

Ralph Northam (D) 45%
Corey Stewart (R) 37%

Tom Perriello (D) 40%
Corey Stewart (R) 38%

This poll was done January 5-10 among 625 registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 2:30 pm
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77 Responses to “Gillespie Leads Dems in VA Gov Race”

  1. Wes says:

    Go, Ed.

    If Gillespie can win in November, then the VAGOP may start recovering from its failures brought on by Gilmore, Allen, and Cuccinelli over the past decade and a half.

  2. Wes says:

    Gillespie for Governor in 2017.

    Comstock for Senate in 2018.

    Let’s do this.

  3. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Rubio and the captain of the Titanic share something in common, when they make a mistake, it is a doozy.

    The comments to the article are brutal.

  4. Jake says:

    Who is running for Virginia AG? That is a important office these days too

  5. DW says:

    Gene Cernan is dead.

    Chronologically, the last man to walk on the moon.

  6. Marc says:

    Making the trip to D.C. to attend the inauguration with the family and friends. Had to call in some favors to get enough hotel rooms for everyone, hotel space is sold out.

    One of the best things about President Trump is that it’s exposing the Democrats for the petty child like adolescents that they are. Hopefully enough of them boycott the inauguration that they allow GOP staffers and supports onto the podium.

  7. NYC ex-Moron says:

    pointed out that Rubio made a terrible mistake trying to work with Schumer”

    But I forgot to add that while “trying to work with Schumer” was terrible, I thought funding Schumer and contributing to elect Dems just like him were a stroke of genius.

  8. Bitterlaw says:

    EML returns! I will eat canned food to celebrate.

  9. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Peter Thiel, the high tech businessman who endorsed Trump, is now considering running for governor of California in 2018. His opponent is likely to be Lt. Gov. Newsom. Ironically, Thiel has already given Newson about $56,000 in campaign contributions for his 2018 campaign.

    What appears to be happening is a whole wing of the Democratic party is splintering away — maybe they can be referred to as “Trump Democrats.”

  10. Wes says:

    California is a waste. Republicans need to focus on party building in VA, NH, ME, MI, MN, CO, NV, and NM. Dems can have the Golden State.

  11. janz says:

    Marc, good luck in DC. It should be a memorable event. However, keep eyes open for disruption, as various groups are intent on doing just that.

  12. janz says:

    If Thiel did run for CA governor he would be another unique candidate – could fund his own campaign, is young, tech savvy, and openly gay. Who knows whether this is a winning combo or not.

  13. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    12. Although it is an uphill battle, don’t completely count out Thiel.

    California is heading into a period of increased deficits; this year so far it has grown to about 1.6 billion. In additional the pension system is badly underfunded, and has a trillion dollar debt. Its going to get ugly fiscally.

    High tech is starting to worry about how far left the state is trending. High tech gave a lot of money to senate republican candidates this year.

    A lot of the central valley is worried on Brown’s fringe policies. There is a heavy Latino community in the valley, and their politics tend to be more blue collar and moderate than the white coastal leftist. If the Latino vote can be split, Asian voters in California have often vote Republican.

    If Vermont & Massachusetts can elect GOP governors, don’t totally rule it out for California.

  14. Wes says:

    It won’t matter, SDC. Arnold was elected decisively to clean up your state’s fiscal mess. When he put referenda on the ballot in ’05 to do just that, Californians rejected them. Realizing the futility of fighting further, Arnold gave up and governed the way his constituents wanted.

    Nothing will change in the Golden State with all the Marxist moonbats out there.

    Just let the state die or secede. Nothing will ever be different, so why even bother?

  15. Wes says:

    For example, in 2010 of all years, Babs Boxer beat a solid challenge from Carly Fiorina by a 10-point margin after openly working to deny a large number of her constituents water.

    That alone should tell you California isn’t worth the trouble of even trying to reform.

  16. Wes says:

    The GOP Governors in VT and MA also face lopsidedly Dem legislatures and are essentially powerless figureheads. They have no ability to accomplish anything. A Republican Governor in CA would face an identical situation.

    It’s just not worth the effort when Republicans have many more attractive states to focus on right now.

  17. Trump says:

    Carly Fiorina and solid challenge?

    Ha ha ha ha.

  18. janz says:

    #15 sandiego, very relevant and tangible details about CA.

    I think the central valley is viable for an opposition candidate countering a Dem. For instance, there were lots of Trump signs on the I 5 going up and down the middle of that state during this past election. Also, debt, irresponsible pensions, continuing distortion of water allocations and high taxes are politically and fiscally clouding California’s future. Jerry Brown has simply been playing a juggle game with these issues. Small businesses, too, are finding it difficult to stay afloat causing many to relocate to neighboring states like Texas and Nevada.

    As for any lingering influence of our “girlie man” governor, there is no comparison between him and Thiel. Furthermore, isn’t Thiel a libertarian which might be a more appealing brand to independents, a growong constituency here in CA.

  19. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Boxer destroyed Fiorina by pointing out her record at HP. I was not impressed with her one bit.

    The national Republican Party will not determine whether Thiel runs for governor of California anymore than they determined that Trump would run for president.

    When Reagan took on the supposedly incredibly popular Jerry Brown, Sr., in 1966, everyone though he would be slaughtered in the election.

  20. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Agree Janz, I think we ready for a good rumble in California. Even if it fails, it will distract and terrify the leftists.

    Incidentally, I believe Trump was the first Republican candidate to actually carry congressional districts along the Pacific Coast in a long time.

  21. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Incidentally, I believe Trump was the first Republican candidate to actually carry congressional districts along the Pacific Coast in a long time.”

    Have read the claim, but not seen it verified. Believe the congressional district was claimed to be in either Washington or Oregon. Trump carried several coastal counties in both states that had gone for Obama.

  22. jason says:

    EML returns! I will eat canned food to celebrate.”

    Nah, but if you eat at Oliver Garden……

  23. jason says:

    “Incidentally, I believe Trump was the first Republican candidate to actually carry congressional districts along the Pacific Coast in a long time.”

    In CA the only coastal county Trump carried was Del Norte. Romney carried it in addition to Orange County which Trump lost.

    In Oregon Romney carried Douglas, Coos and Curry. Trump carried all 3 too and added Tilamook.

    In Washington is where Trump cleaned up on the coast. He took Clallam, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahklakum and Cowlitz. The only one of those Romney won was Wahklakum.

  24. jason says:

    The entire margin Trump lost in WA came from King Co.

    He lost King Co by half a million votes and the state by half a million votes.

    Also interesting in WA was the third party/write-ins vote, over 350k votes or over 10%. Write-ins were 3.2% over 100k votes.

  25. PresidentPaul! says:

    No to NeverTrumpers!

    They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.
    But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae.
    Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.

  26. jason says:

    In Oregon Trump + Johnson came to a respectable 45%. Hillary hit exactly 50%.

    Also Hillary only won 9 counties in Oregon. Again, the winning margin was almost all from Multnomah Co where she beat Trump 292k to 67k.

    Portland liberal group-think.

  27. jason says:

    Actually, Trump’s cabinet several people who didn’t support him, which by the way is to his credit.

    So Bunu, GFY.

  28. PresidentPaul! says:

    Ya some of his cabinet were bad pick who were not backing him in particular, but he’s not taking any neverTrumpers like Romney.

  29. PresidentPaul! says:

    Glenn Greenwald Discusses “The Deep State” With Tucker Carlson…(backs up Trump on Clapper being the leader of fake news)

    Trump Responds To CIA Chief Brennan, Asks “Was He The Leaker Of Fake News?”

    Donald J. Trump 
    .@FoxNews “Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.” Oh really, couldn’t do…\

    much worse – just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?

  30. jason says:

    Nikki Haley went farther than not backing him she said Trump is “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.”

    Kudos to him for picking her even though she also slammed him on the Muslim ban and called his speeches the “siren call of the angriest voices”.

  31. PresidentPaul! says:

    Time to finish off Rubio-McCain-Graham once and for all?

    Mickey Kaus ?@kausmickey  Jan 15
    Mickey Kaus Retweeted Mickey Kaus
    Is Trump waiting until Tillerson’s confirmed before pissing off Amnesty Twins McCain & Graham with Kobach? That could be weeks, no?

  32. jason says:

    So Bunu, which cabinet picks do you actually like?

    Do you like “Mad Dog” Mattis?

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

  33. jason says:

    Trump won’t be pissing off McCain or Graham or Flake too much.

    He only has 52 votes in the Senate, so none of his agenda is going anywhere without them.

    And since he is smarter than Bunu, he knows that.

  34. jason says:

    Actually, meant Rubio, McCain and Graham, but throw Flake in there too. And Sasse.

  35. PresidentPaul! says:

    I’m indifferent about Mad Dog Mattis though I don’t think he’s an official nominee of anything but an advisor

    Abolish the CIA

    Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.
    The CIA is an internal threat to the rule of law and to the government that it supposedly serves. Senator Schumer acknowledges the CIA’s unbridled power, its subversive power, its power to undermine even a president, especially one that wishes to control or alter the organization, when he says

    Interviewer: …In the last interview we did with a Libertarian candidate for President, he said you that would abolish the CIA, the FBI, and the IRS. Do you hold those same positions? Ron Paul: Yes, I do — because you know, most of our history, we didn’t have those institutions

  36. PresidentPaul! says:

    Trump is the honey badger though, and he doesn’t like Graham or McCain.

    He already gave out Lindsey Graham’s cellphone number on national television.

  37. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    25. Thanks Jason.

  38. Tina says:

    Yes, go gillepsie.

    Let him win. A great candidiate.

    See, Mr bitterlaw, i can be nice to an r.

  39. lisab says:

    This Republican politician allegedly told a woman ‘I no longer have to be PC’ before grabbing her crotch

    Connecticut Republican politician Christopher von Keyserling was arrested and charged with sexual assault after he was caught on a security camera pinching the genitals of woman with whom he got into a political disagreement.

    Von Keyserling, the 71-year-old chair of the Representative Town Meeting in Greenwich, encountered the unnamed woman in the hallway of an unnamed town facility on Dec. 8, according to the Westport Weston. She told him it was “a new world” politically, to which he allegedly replied, “I love this new world, I no longer have to be politically correct,” according to the warrant.

  40. Proud Obamacon says:

    Pussy Grabber in chief inspiring so many to grab pussies!

    And yet people will continue to support the Orange Groper. Imagine if it was Obama who said the things that the Orange Pussy Grabber says.

  41. Proud Obamacon says:

    Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) ducks out the back door because too many of his constituents were asking about Obamacare. LOL big Loooosah among many other Looooosahs!

    Goodbye Loosah – gone in 2018

  42. jason says:

    Zzzzzz.. Mike Coffman was supposedly going to lose in 2016 too.

  43. jason says:

    . Imagine if it was Obama who said the things that the Orange Pussy Grabber says.”

    Look, throw Bill Clinton in jail for rape and then we can talk about Trump’s pussy grabbing.

  44. Proud Obamacon says:

    Coffman gone in 2018. We will be ready to vote in 2018. Feel sorry for yall…

  45. Cash Cow TM says:

    1. When you are in CA and say: “we ready for a good rumble in California” the earthquake gods may overhear you and give you a rumble you do NOT want.

    2. How could Trump, the Orange man, NOT win in Orange county?

  46. jason says:

    Goodbye Loosah”

    Yeah, you said that a lot in 2016.

    How did it work out for you?

  47. jason says:

    In the last interview we did with a Libertarian candidate for President, he said you that would abolish the CIA, the FBI, and the IRS”

    Right, Bunu, that’s all going to happen.

    Just like “Iowa is Paul country”.

  48. Proud Obamacon says:

    2016 is ovah and good riddance.. stop living in the past. Get ready to defend some seats in ’18. LOL… ’18 will be a bloodbath and you know it.

  49. marc says:

    Y’all still fight the 2016 election, how exactly are you gonna move on to 2018.

  50. jason says:

    Coffman gone in 2018. We will be ready to vote in 2018.”

    So you weren’t ready in 2016?

    Do you have some prediction for the Senate in 2018?

    I remember you said Trump would lose AZ and maybe TX. And FL and NC and OH and IA.

    Please give us some more of you predictions, I think they are good luck.

  51. jason says:

    18 will be a bloodbath and you know it.”

    I thought you said 2016 would be a bloodbath.

    So how many seats do you think Dems will lose in the Senate?

  52. jason says:

    I thought you said 2016 would be a bloodbath.”

    Actually, I don’t want to give the impression it wasn’t.

    It was.

  53. jason says:

    50.9% (190,627)
    42.6% (159,513)

    That was in a high turnout Presidential year.

    In 2018 the Dem turnout will be lower for the midterms.

    I suggest you look for an easier target.

  54. jason says:

    2016 is ovah and good riddance.. stop living in the past.”

    Is that what all the Dems who don’t accept the election results doing?

    I bet you are one popular dude over at DKos.

  55. Proud Obamacon says:

    LOL Orange Pussy Grabber had to go on Facebook to offer free tickets to his inauguration LOLLLLLLL

  56. lisab says:

    the dems will have 23 seats up for reelection at the minimum in 2018

    the gop will have 8 seats up for reelection

    trump should have some big successes, particularly scotus

    sooooooooo … 2018 may not be a good cycle for the dems

  57. Proud Obamacon says:

    Maybe not in the Senate, but we will do great in the House. If we don’t take back the House in 2018, we will get it in 2020, along with the Senate and POTUS.

  58. lisab says:

    “LOL Orange Pussy Grabber had to go on Facebook to offer free tickets to his inauguration LOLLLLLLL”

    you know tickets to the inauguration are free, right?

    scalpers are selling them for thousands online, but they are officially free

  59. marc says:

    Again the Democrats are still fighting the 2016 election yet this fool is talking about 2018 and 2020.

    Tell your party to accept their defeat in 2016.

  60. Proud Obamacon says:

    “you know tickets to the inauguration are free, right?”

    You know the Orange Groper wouldn’t be begging people to go the inauguration if he didn’t think it would be embarassing light, like a Montreal Expos baseball game LOLLLL

  61. lisab says:

    Maybe not in the Senate, but we will do great in the House.

    just as a reality check for you …

    literally thousands of dems lost their political jobs over the last 8 years.

    every senator has a staff of at least 100, every congressman has a couple of dozen. then add in the state level losses.

    trump will fire a bunch more, e.g. ambassadors, political appointees, etc.

    some of these people are older, but still big shots, so they will take the jobs that are left.

    basically, the up-and-coming dems, the younger group, is non-existent in some states. they don’t have paid positions.

    soooooooo … basically, the dem bullpen is pretty weak right now.

    the biggest pols for 2020 right now are joe biden and elizabeth warren

    that is not a winning combination

  62. marc says:

    You must be talking about a Hillary Clinton rally.

  63. lisab says:

    “You know the Orange Groper wouldn’t be begging people to go the inauguration”

    ummmmmmmm … all the elected officials give them out

    all you need to do is ask your congressman

  64. lisab says:

    for those who don’t know, anyone can ask for free tickets to the inauguration. just ask your congressman.

    the balls are a different story, you need mega cash to go to those

  65. jason says:

    So ProudObamaCON, what went wrong?

    Do you think running the most ethically challenged candidate in History might have been a problem?

  66. lisab says:

    i am not sure how ethically challenged hillary was.

    there was/is a certain consistency to hillary’s ethical stances/actions

  67. lisab says:

    i actually was going to ask for some funding from hillary, had she won, for some climate research i have been doing.

    for a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to perfect the crudely conceived idea of a global-climate-change accretion monitor that would not only account for the inverse reactive ocean currents found in unilateral phase transitions, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters when analyzing sea ice evapotranspiraton. such an instrument is the thermosphere encabulator.

    now basically the only new principle involved is that instead of adiabatic vapor pressures being measured by the relative levels of refractive humidity and precipitation fluxes, it is calculated using the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and the capacitive diractance of sea-level sublimation.

    the original stratocumulus monitoring machines had base plates of pre-famulated amulite, surmounted by malleable orographic casings, in such a way that the spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric troposphere fans. the latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic weathervanes fitted to the lunar ambifacient waneshafts, that naturally resulted in some unwanted noctilucent oscillations.

    the new devices replace these main windings with more modern, fully biodegradable, and of course gluten free, photovoltaic thermocouplers, using grey water lotus-o-delta-type compostables, placed in the panendermic semi-boloid slots of the stators, … every seventh conductor being connected by a polyethylene terephthalate pipe to the differential girdle-springs on the “up” end of these new carbon neutral grammeters.

    the thermosphere encabulator has now reached a high level of development, and it has already been successfully used to record artic temperatures during aurora novertrunnions. moreover, whenever a forescent skor retro-motion is detected, it may also be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocation mobius loop, to reduce sinusoidal repleneration.

    i figured trump winning cost me several hundred million in government funding.

  68. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    69. “i figured trump winning cost me several hundred million in government funding.”

    Sadly, your probably right, which is why it was such a relief that Trump won.

  69. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    50. “Proud Obamacon says: “2016 is ovah and good riddance..Get ready to defend some seats in ’18. LOL… ’18 will be a bloodbath and you know it.”

    The Obamacon clown reemerges. Have you been in therapy since the November election?

    Yes, 2016 is over, as is Obama’s and Hillary’s political career. Thanks for reminding us that 2018 will be a bloodbath. Agree, probably at least 6 Democratic senators will lose, and 5-10 Democratic reps.

    We feel your pain.

  70. lisab says:

    “Sadly, your probably right, which is why it was such a relief that Trump won.”

    but now your global climate change will be measured by the older stratocumulus monitoring machines

    which are not gluten free

  71. Wes says:

    Although Republicans are likely to do well in the Senate next year because of the numbers in the Class 1 seats, I doubt Republicans gain in the House in Trump’s midterm (though I don’t expect Dems to come anywhere near control).

    People crow about midterm versus presidential turnout as if it’s a fixed rule certain groups turn out en masse only in certain years. Indeed, this is not the cse.

    While Republicans have generally dominated midterms since 1994, there have been two exceptions to this: 1998 and 2006. In each instance, Dems stoked political events to turn out their bases–in 1998 against Clinton’s impeachment and in 2006 against the Iraq War.

    The other four midterms–1994, 2002, 2010, and 2014–turned out as they did either because a Democrat President had overreached and become unpopular or because a Republican President was dealing with the tangible effects of global terrorism.

    Thus, I wouldn’t say Dem voters are guaranteed to turn out in low numbers because of the midterm. They may in fact turn out in solid numbers in reaction to Trump.

    It well depend on Trump’s popularity and the national perception of the economy. Relying simply on the recent demographics of midterms could be costly to Republicans just as relying on supposedly increased enthusiasm among their voters in 2016 cost the Dems.

  72. Wes says:

    In 3 days and 5 hours, I can’t wait to see Maddow burst into flamres.

  73. Bitterlaw says:

    Obamacon is back? Wow. His predictions were worse than MD’s.

  74. Bitterlaw says:

    I wonder if Trump would be bold enough to put out the real unemployment number rather than Obama’s cooked books number. Probably not. The media would spin the jump as a disaster when it only reflected reality.

  75. Bitterlaw says:

    Talk to your family now, Aaron. Hate them when they are dead. Be like me.