Former GOP Chair Ed Gillespie Announces Run for Va. Senate Seat

Would run against Democrat incumbent Mark Warner


Former Republican Party chairman Ed Gillespie jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Virginia on Thursday, taking aim at Democratic incumbent Mark Warner in one of the nation's most-watched swing states.

"I'm running for Senate because the American Dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty," Gillespie said in a campaign video.