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Meet Ed Gillespie

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With Julian Walker of the Virginian Pilot reporting that “Republican activist Ed Gillespie is expected announce today he will run for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat,” I thought it might be a good time for Virginians to start getting to know the guy. Here’s a good start, courtesy of my friend Josh Israel at ThinkProgress. In sum, Gillespie is a an outrageous hypocrite and flip-flopper (e.g., “Supported an individual health care mandate – then opposed it”) and crony capitalist/slimeball lobbyist who – as Israel puts it – has spent his career as an “insider fighting for tobacco, foie gras, Enron, and anti-LGBT discrimination.” Charming.