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Monday, Jul 17 2017

Ed Gillespie, Trump’s Swamp Creature, Saddles Up To Lobbyist Pals

Jul 17, 2017

Ed Gillespie continues to duck on the Senate’s disastrous TrumpCare bill, which would kick over ahalf a million Virginians off their health coverage, including over 14,000 veterans. While he’s ignoring the well-being of Virginians when asking for their vote, there’s one thing Gillespie is doing — fundraising. In fact, he is raising big bucks thanks to a former Trump transition team stafferand former lobbyist, just like Ed Gillespie.

Ed Gillespie may continue to duck and dodge the issues that matter to Virginians, but he has to answer for his career getting rich off of hurting Virginians. He said himself that he only represented clients whose positions he was “comfortable with,” so today American Bridgelaunched a website that takes a quick look at some of his clients so that Virginians can see what Gillespie is really all about. Bridge also launched an online ad campaign highlighting Gillespie’s swampy ties.

Gillespie represented clients that:

  • Pushed to privatize Social Security, which would have left over 150,000 Virginians in the lurch.

  • Polluted Virginia’s waterways.

  • Robbed billions in pensions from workers.

And just you wait… there’s more where this came from.

Lizzy Price, spokesperson for American Bridge, made the following statement:

“Ed Gillespie has no problem fundraising from his lobbyist pals while half a million Virginians wait to hear whether he’d back the plan that would strip them of health care. But we’re not surprised — Ed Gillespie has made a career off of making himself and his clients richer at the expense of hard working Virginians. Virginia deserves a governor who’s not willing to sell them out for a buck, and Ed Gillespie – the ultimate Swamp Creature – just can’t be trusted.”

[Visit Ed Gillespie “Swamp Creature” here]

Published: Jul 17, 2017

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