For Immediate Release
Date: August 11, 2017
Contact: Ofirah Yheskel, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW VIDEO: Northam for Governor Issues Correction to Ed Gillespie’s “Ethics” Ad
On Government Ethics, Career Lobbyist Ed Gillespie Has a Simple Message: Do As I Say, Not As I Do
Richmond, Va. — Today, the Northam for Governor campaign issued a correction to Ed Gillespie’s newest ad “Ethics,” to highlight Gillespie’s lucrative career as a corporate lobbyist in Washington, D.C. — and often at the expense of Virginians.
In an act of shameless hypocrisy, Gillespie — the “well-fed alligator” in the D.C. swamp — is now asking Virginians to trust him to clean up Richmond. While Gillespie bemoans that “special interests have too much sway over policy in Richmond right now,” he spent decades making millions representing Enron, lobbying for the student-loan industry as it was fighting for profits over students, and “turned his relationship with President Bush into an $18-million business.”
Ed Gillespie might talk the talk on government ethics — but he has never walked the walk.