Jim Gilmore campaign - "a crusade for working families."
RICHMOND -- Former Gov. Jim Gilmore kicked off the general election phase of his U.S. Senate campaign Tuesday, embracing the cause of "working families" and firing salvos at his Democratic rival, former Gov. Mark Warner.
Gilmore, the Republican nominee, held news conferences in Richmond, Norfolk and Manassas to begin framing the issues that he considers central to his contest with Warner. He vowed to resist tax increases and support expanded oil drilling in the United States, citing the struggles families face with a sagging economy and skyrocketing gasoline prices.
Gilmore called his campaign "a crusade for working families."
"They are concerned, they want leadership and we're going to give it to them," Gilmore said in a news conference at the state Capitol.(LINK)
Gilmore was joined by Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, and new RPV chairman Jeff Frederick. He will visit most areas of the state soon.
This race will not be a shoe in for Warner as many democrats think. With gas prices and Gov Tim Kaine's impotence on transportation, talk of higher taxes, etc, Gilmore's record and message will carry weight.
The Tax Cutter vs The Tax Raiser.