‘All that Confederate stuff’ leads to endorsement switch in Va. governor’s race

By | April 25, 2017

Corey Stewart’s Confederate-centric bid for Virginia governor has cost him the endorsement of a longtime political ally and prompted four of the five Republicans who serve with him on a county board to back his GOP rival.

Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill yanked his endorsement from Stewart over the weekend and announced he was backing former Republican strategist Ed Gillespie in the June 13 primary.

“All that Confederate stuff — I don’t think that’s really necessary for a person that’s running for public office,” Hill told The Washington Post on Monday. “It’s something that divided our country and the races, and we just don’t need that. We want a governor that’s going to represent and serve all the people.”

At the same time, four of Stewart’s Republican colleagues on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors came out for Gillespie. (Washington Post)

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