facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Former RNC head, Bush aide Ed Gillespie to seek Senate seat

Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:17 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ed Gillespie, an adviser to President George W. Bush, announced he would seek the Republican nomination to challenge freshman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Thursday.

"I'm running for [U.S.] Senate because the American dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from the constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty," Gillespie said in a 2-minute video posted on his EdforSenate.com campaign website.

If the country doesn't change course, today's children and their children "won't enjoy the prosperity and freedoms of previous generations," he said.

The former Republican National Committee chairman pledged to be a "servant of the people of Virginia" and would focus on growing the middle class and fostering upward mobility.

He also said he would work to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare," calling it a "job killer."

"Senator Mark Warner cast the deciding vote for it," Gillespie said in the video. "If I were a Virginia senator, it would not be law today."

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit
2
Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm
3
Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash
4
Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel
5
Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016 Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback