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Gillespie won by landslide over Hill at 2014 Virginia Republican Convention


Ed Gillespie at 2014 Virginia GOP State Convention. Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

At the 2014 Virginia Republican State Convention in Roanoke, Ed Gillespie soundly defeated Shak Hill for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, and then went on to come within a whisker of toppling incumbent senator Mark Warner. Final results were Warner 49.2 percent; Gillespie 48.4 percent; Sarvis 2.5 percent (see How Gillespie nearly slayed Warner).

Monday after Ed Gillespie’s name began circulating for governor after Mark Obenshain announced he was not running, radio host John Fredericks wrote the following false comment on his Facebook page:

Gillespie barely beat back a woefully underfunded convention challenge for U.S. Senate in Roanoke in 2014 by Shack Hill — who raised a little over $20,000 and ran what amounted to a Mail-Chimp campaign.

Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Here are the facts with the numbers to back them up. Ed Gillespie won by a landslide over Shak Hill (and the other two candidates), as noted at the time by blogger Justin Higgins who attended the convention and asked, “Just how badly did Gillespie beat Hill?”

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#7: Packing heat at RPV State Convention 2014

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????This Shak Hill supporter was packing heat on the floor of the Roanoke Convention Center. At least this weapon wasn’t one of the huge assault weapons seen at the Texas State Republican Convention held over the weekend at Fort Worth Convention Center.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

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Ed Gillespie wins nomination at GOP Convention in Roanoke

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Overwhelmingly, Ed Gillespie won the U.S. Senate nomination at Saturday’s Republican State Convention in Roanoke over Shak Hill and lesser known candidates. Call for unity, Gillespie took the stage to a roar from the convention center. More to come….

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