Trump stumping for Gillespie White House, campaign in ‘serious talks, ’ Trump’s Va. chairman says

A former chairman of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign said Thursday that the White House is in ”very serious talks” with Ed Gillespie’s gubernatorial campaign about having the president stump for him in the state.

Gillespie avoided mentioning the president during the Republican primary in the spring, which he nearly lost to Corey A. Stewart, a bombastic campaigner who ran in the anti-establishment Trump mold and lambasted Gillespie as “Establishment Ed.”. Immediately after the primary, the White House political team urged Gillespie to hire Trump strategists and embrace issues that resonate with Trump voters.

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