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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

Galloping Gillespie: Headed for Hills

Ed Gillespie, onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee and onetime communications director for President George W. Bush, has dispensed with the formalities of a primary election in embarking on his bid to unseat a popular sitting senator, Democrat Mark...

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Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and CFO of Lockheed Martin, Gala Hosts
George Vradenburg, Board Chairman Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee and Gala Honoree Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection
Reed Krakoff, Fashion designer and Gala Honoree.

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Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and CFO of Lockheed Martin, Gala Hosts George Vradenburg, Board Chairman Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee and Gala Honoree Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection Reed Krakoff, Fashion designer and Gala Honoree.

Reed Krakoff: ‘Only in Washington’

Sen. Mark Warner wasn’t in black tie for Friday night’s ultra-chic Phillips Collection gala. Yet the Virginia Democrat had the most Washingtonian of all excuses: Fundraising. Warner explained that he’d been up and down the East Coast at events for...

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

NASCAR, Olympic Medals, Film, TV: Give us a Tax Break

Democrat Mark Warner backs a NASCAR tax break. Republican Johnny Isakson supports one for film and television productions. And Democrat Thomas Carper backs a provision that aids U.S. multinational companies’ offshore operations. Those are among the key takeaways from the...

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

DeGeneres-Inspired (Hill) Selfies

Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity. Members of Congress think they are. So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

Gillespie (Turned Republican) Runs in Virginia (Turning Democratic)

Ed Gillespie, now an announced Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, has a long record of service to alphabet-soup Republican organizations and causes. Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Chairman...

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

Gillespie: ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Be Willing To Lose’

Ed Gillespie, the longtime Republican operative preparing a Senate race in Virginia, has a lot of political axioms in his 2006 book, “Winning Right.” One of them is, “In order to win, you have to be willing to lose.” Gillespie,...

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe, left, greets supporters at a polling station after he cast his vote on November 5, 2013 at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe, left, greets supporters at a polling station after he cast his vote on November 5, 2013 at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

McAuliffe Winning Va.: Republican Says, Discounting Race as Harbinger

Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today acknowledged to reporters that i’ts likely the Democrats will win the Virginia governor’s race, if the latest polls are accurate. It’s been decades since Virginia elected a governor of...

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