The momentum is with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie as polls tighten in Virginia – a state that went for Hillary Clinton by over 5 points, where Republicans haven’t won statewide in 8 years.
And the Democrats’ desperation is on full display. CNN’s Brian Fallon just parroted the same offensive attack that Democratic candidate Ralph Northam is using in his last-minute campaign mailers.
Live look at Ed Gillespie campaign strategy meeting: pic.twitter.com/izcs57hZUv— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 27, 2017
CNN contributor, Hillary Clinton spokesman
This is not a piece you would send out if you were cruising to victory. pic.twitter.com/uaDmmqZFhn— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) October 25, 2017
Here’s what voters are reading about it as Election Day quickly approaches:
Richmond Times-Dispatch: “[Virginia Democrats] have distributed a mailer of their own, seeking to tie Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie to the white nationalists who rampaged through Charlottesville in August. That isn’t merely a reach. It’s practically libel. Gillespie has repeatedly and passionately condemned white supremacists and other creatures that have crawled out from under the alt-right rock."
The Roanoke Times: “Gillespie himself has said and done exactly the right things here. Vote against Gillespie because of his views on tax policy, if you want, but don’t vote against him because of anything related to Charlottesville. He and Northam are on the same side here.”
The Washington Post: “Gillespie has repeatedly condemned the white nationalists behind the Charlottesville protest.”
But despite the widespread criticism, Northam has doubled down on his unhinged attack. Virginians know the Democrats reek of irresponsible desperation, and voters won’t be rewarding them come Election Day.
Elections Election 2017