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{{Vaelecbanner14}}{{VaUSsen2014toc}}{{tnr}}Voters in [[Virginia]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
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{{VaUSsen2014toc}}{{tnr}} In a race that was too close to call, Sen. [[Mark Warner]] declared victory in his bid for re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. Initially, Gillespie did not concede. He said, "Unfortunately some campaigns last longer than others, and I'm going to need a little more hard work ... we know there will be a canvass that commences [Wednesday] and we will have a better sense [of who won]. We're going to be patient here."<ref name=too>[http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Mark-Warner-Ed-Gillespie-Virginia-Senate-Race--281500861.html ''NBC Washington'', "Virginia Senate: Gillespie, Warner Race Too Close to Call," accessed November 5, 2014]</ref> On November 7, 2014, Gillespie decided not to seek a recount and conceded to Warner.<ref name=concede>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-ed-gillespie-concedes-va-senate-race/2014/11/07/c4189f48-66a8-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Va. Senate race," accessed November 7, 2014]</ref>
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|Filing deadline=February 1, 2014
|Primary date=June 10, 2014
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|Incumbent=The current incumbent is [[Mark Warner]] (D). He was first elected in 2008.
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==Campaign contributions==
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==Election results==
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===Mark Warner===
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==2014 Republican State Convention==
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On June 7, 2014, delegates met at the 2014 Republican State Convention to choose the [[Republican]] nominee for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent [[Mark Warner]]. [[Ed Gillespie]] won the nomination.<ref>[http://rpv.org/sites/default/files/2014%20Republican%20State%20Convention%20Agenda.pdf ''RPV.org'', "2014 Republican State Convention Tentative Agenda," accessed May 30, 2014] ''([[dead link]])''</ref> Gillespie was chosen by Republican delegates over [[Anthony DeTora]], senior policy advisor for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, [[Wayshak Hill]], a veteran combat pilot, and businessman [[Charles Moss]].
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==Race background==
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On the campaign trail, Gillespie focused on his five-point economic growth plan which included: "replacing Obamacare, unleashing American energy, tax & regulatory relief, education reform and cutting wasteful spending."<ref>[http://edforsenate.com/eg2/ ''Ed for Senate'', "Gillespie's Agenda for Economic Growth," accessed October 9, 2014]</ref> Gillespie also tied Warner to [[Barack Obama|President Barack Obama's]] policies, including [[Obamacare overview|the Affordable Care Act]]. He said, "Instead of being an independent voice for us, he’s been a blank check for President Obama.”<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/ed-gillespie-goes-on-attack-in-va-candidates-forum-with-sen-mark-warner/2014/09/19/e796defa-4009-11e4-9587-5dafd96295f0_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Gillespie goes on attack in Va. candidates forum with Sen. Mark Warner," accessed October 9, 2014]</ref>
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Throughout the campaign, Warner presented himself as a bipartisan legislator, and he accused Gillespie of being a "partisan warrior." Warner said, "You got somebody who’s got a proven record of being bipartisan, of being a problem-solver, and you’ve got somebody who’s spent a career as a lobbyist and a partisan operative. And if folks think Washington’s going to get fixed by one more partisan warrior, then they got their candidate. But I don’t think we need more partisan warriors from either … party.”<ref>[http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/7/sen-mark-warner-dc-doesnt-need-another-partisan-wa/?page=2#ixzz3FgChyof9 ''Washington Times'', "Sen. Mark Warner: D.C. doesn’t need another ‘partisan warrior’ in Ed Gillespie," accessed October 9, 2014]</ref>
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Gillespie and Warner also faced [[Libertarian]] [[Robert Sarvis]], who ran an impressive campaign for governor of Virginia in 2013. Sarvis earned seven percent of the vote on election night, the best showing by a third-party candidate in the state since 1965.<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/race-virginia-governor-close-call-article-1.1507856#ixzz2jt098dXG ''New York Daily News'', "Terry McAuliffe wins bitter Virginia governor race against Republican Ken Cuccinelli," November 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Government shutdown===
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===Judgeship controversy===
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According to the ''Washington Post'', "The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senator’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate."<ref name=judge>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/warner-discussed-job-for-pucketts-daughter/2014/10/10/8fb21b3c-50b7-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Warner discussed job for Puckett’s daughter," accessed October 22, 2014]</ref>
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Warner spokesman Kevin Hall responded to the accusation saying, "Senator Warner was not in a position to offer, and never did offer, any job to Mrs. Ketron. When he spoke to Senator Puckett the following day, it was clear that he had made up his mind and had already drafted his letter of resignation.”<ref name=judge/>
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Republicans and Democrats in the [[Virginia General Assembly]] tried to use state Sen. [[Phillip Puckett]] in a battle over the expansion of Medicaid. Republicans, who wanted to gain control of the assembly in order to block the expansion of Medicaid, planned to put Puckett on the state tobacco commission after he retired. Democrats persuaded Puckett to stay, in order to expand Medicaid. Paul Reagan, Gov. [[Terry McAuliffe]]’s chief of staff, left the following message for Puckett: "If there’s something that we can do for her, I mean, you know, we have a couple of big agencies here that we still need agency heads. We could potentially, potentially, subject to approval of the governor and so forth, you know, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy could be available."<ref name=judge/>
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===Campaign themes===
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====Ed Gillespie====
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Gillespie listed the following issues on his website:<ref>[http://edforsenate.com/eg2/ ''Ed for Senate”, "EG2 Agenda," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
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'''Replacing Obamacare'''
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The single biggest drag on our economy right now is Obamacare, and the single most important thing we can do to create jobs, foster growth, increase wages, and save taxpayer dollars is to replace this failed legislation with sensible, market-based reforms that work. I will vote to replace Obamacare with a real reform plan that puts patients first and provides more affordable options. My plan is based on the belief that the American people want a health care system that provides access to quality, affordable care; empowering doctors and patients, not politicians and political appointees. They want a system that makes healthcare more affordable, lets us keep the insurance we like and the doctors we trust, and allows businesses to grow and hire.
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'''UNLEASHING AMERICAN ENERGY'''
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The Obama Administration’s anti-energy policies are among the biggest impediments to economic growth. At every turn, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress like Mark Warner have pursued energy policies driven by a narrow political agenda rather than developing our domestic natural resources in order to reduce our dependence on foreign producers, create high-paying jobs, and lower utility bills and the price of gas at the pump for all Americans. While Mark Warner supports a carbon tax and cap and trade policies, I have fought against them and taken a strong stand against new EPA regulations that would raise energy prices for consumers and kill even more jobs.
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I believe in an energy approach that embraces both traditional and alternative energy resources. I support oil, coal, and natural gas production—including responsible deep sea drilling off our coast which has been under moratorium since Mark Warner took office—because we can protect our environment while ensuring access to the domestic energy resources we need to create new jobs in Virginia, lower prices at the pump, and keep utility bills affordable.
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It’s time to harness our energy production capabilities and our natural resources in the service of improving the quality of life of our citizens and prosperity, and to put a stop to misguided policies that are a drag on economic growth and damaging our international competitiveness.
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'''Tax & Regulatory Relief'''
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The onerous tax and regulatory burden on U.S. businesses and American families is a boot on the throat of our economic recovery, and simplifying our complicated tax code and streamlining regulations are essential parts of any pro-growth agenda. We need to reduce one of the highest marginal business tax rates in the world to make American companies more competitive, while at the same time easing the tax burden on individuals and families, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money.
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Federal regulations should be subject to cost-benefit analysis, and outdated and unnecessarily excessive regulations should be repealed. Employers—and small businesses in particular—are being strangled by an unending cascade of burdensome regulations.
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'''EDUCATION REFORM'''
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New federal mandates handed down from Washington cannot hope to address what ails our public education system. Yet Washington has been doubling down on this failed approach. The Warner-Obama solution to education has been to continue throwing money at the problem in hopes that doing more of the same will result in a higher percentage of students graduating from our K-12 schools with a quality education.
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On the issue of school choice, parents have spoken. We want a greater range of options for our children, particularly those stuck in failing public schools. As your Senator, I will answer. I will work to make it easier for states to establish new charter schools, foster innovation, and ensure that our children are given the tools they need to succeed. Every child deserves a high quality education, which is why I’ll work tirelessly to empower parents to make the educational choices that are in their children’s best interests. Opportunity is enhanced by competition and choice, which is why I support public schools, charter schools, private and parochial schools, magnet schools, and home schooling, and support school choice programs that help ensure that all families have access to meaningful educational options.
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'''Cutting Wasteful Spending'''
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One of the most important steps we can take to get America’s economy moving again is to rein in reckless federal spending that threatens to bankrupt our country and saddle future generations with an unsupportable burden of debt that will dramatically reduce the quality of their lives.
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An $18 trillion debt is simply unacceptable, and we cannot afford the consequences of continued inaction. We’re saddling our children with debt to pay for promises made in the past, and new promises President Obama and Mark Warner made in Obamacare.
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As your Senator, I’ll support a Balanced Budget Amendment (which Mark Warner voted against), work to reform and simplify our tax code, and fight to cut wasteful spending. It’s time we stop spending money we just don’t have.|author=Ed Gillespie|source=https://web.archive.org/web/20141021205202/http://edforsenate.com/eg2/}}
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====Robert Sarvis====
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Sarvis listed the following issues on his website:<ref>[http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues ''RobertSarvis.com”, "Issues," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
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'''Jobs & Economic Growth'''
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End cronyism and unshackle the economy. Economic freedom leads to innovation, job-creation, and wage growth.
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'''Debt, Spending & Balanced Budgets'''
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Reduce spending. Simplify taxes. Reform entitlements. Reverse bureaucratic bloat. Balance the budget.
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'''Healthcare Reform'''
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Real healthcare reform begins with deregulation—more healthcare service-providers, rational incentives, and innovation will produce accessible and affordable care.
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'''Civil Liberties & Surveillance'''
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Restore and protect civil liberties by ending government mass surveillance of innocent citizens.
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'''Immigration'''
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Reject nativism and protectionism. Welcome immigrants of all skill levels.
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'''Foreign Affairs'''
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Lead the world by example—protect freedom at home and engage in free trade with all peaceful nations.
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'''Drug Reform'''
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Legalize marijuana at the federal level and end the catastrophic drug war. Reduce incarceration of nonviolent criminals. End asset-forfeiture abuse. Reverse the militarization of police.
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'''Freedom to Marry: Same-Sex Marriage'''
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Treat same-sex couples equally.
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'''Freedom to Carry: Gun Rights & the Second Amendment'''
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Protect gun rights and respect the Second Amendment.
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'''Term Limits, Nonpartisan Redistricting, and Other Electoral Reforms'''
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It's time to enact Congressional term limits and nonpartisan redistricting for Congressional districts. And that's not all.
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'''Pipelines & Eminent Domain'''
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Don't give private companies special privileges and eminent domain powers.
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'''Environmental Policy'''
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Protect the environment through strict liability rules, market-based mechanisms, and innovation prizes.
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'''Economic Stability'''
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Deep economic recessions and financial crises often stem from monetary policy mistakes. Establish a rule-based NGDP-targeting policy.
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'''Farm & Food Freedom'''
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End unnecessary regulations and restrictions on farmers and wasteful subsidies to Big AgriBusiness.
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'''Abortion'''
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Congress does not have the power to pass laws restricting abortions.|author=Robert Sarvis|source=https://web.archive.org/web/20141021211751/http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues}}
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==Key votes==
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Below are important votes that Warner cast during the [[113th Congress]].
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{Senate Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Warner}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{Senate Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Warner}}
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====No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013====
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{{Yea vote}} Warner voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42338?s=party ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 325 - To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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====Government shutdown====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
  
{{support vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. Warner voted with the [[Democratic Party]] for the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. Warner voted with the [[Democratic Party]] for the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
===Bieber deportation===
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===Immigration===
On February 4, 2014, [[Mark Warner]] said that he would sign a petition to deport Justin Bieber, a Canadian citizen.<ref name="bieber">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/mark-warner-justin-bieber_n_4724007.html ''Huffington Post'', "Mark Warner: Deport Justin Bieber!," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://fm99.com/rumble/senator-mark-warner-offers-to-sign-petition-to-deport-justin-bieber/ ''FM 99,'' "Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/entertainment/sen-mark-warner-wants-to-deport-justin-bieber/2014/02/04/625fc9b4-8dca-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_video.html ''Washington Post'', "Sen. Mark Warner wants to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref>
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====Mexico-U.S. border====
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{{Nay vote}} Warner voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45516#.UkRPsD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "S Amdt 1197 - Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
  
[[Mark Warner|Warner]] sent a tweet that said, "It's true: I'm not a #Belieber. 'Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber.'"<ref name="bieber"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===Mark Warner===
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Warner was endorsed by the following:
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*The International Brotherhood of Police Officers<ref name=mwe>[http://markwarnerva.com/campaign-news/senator-mark-warner-receives-endorsements-virginia-law-enforcement-organizations/ ''MarkWarnerVA'', "Senator Mark Warner Receives Endorsements From Virginia Law Enforcement Organizations," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
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*The Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association<ref name=mwe/>
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*The Virginia Beach Police Supervisors’ Association<ref name=mwe/>
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*The Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association of Virginia<ref name=mwe/>
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*The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs (VCOPS)<ref name=mwe/>
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*Former Sen. John Warner.
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**Mark Warner challenged John Warner (R) in 1996. While John Warner prevailed, Mark Warner ran again successfully for the [[United States Senate|Senate]] when John retired.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/john-warner-backs-mark-warner/ ''Roll Call'', "John Warner Endorses Mark Warner (Updated)," accessed January 28, 2014]</ref>
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===Ed Gillespie===
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Gillespie was endorsed by the following:
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*The Virginia Police Benevolent Association<ref>[http://edforsenate.com/about/endorsements/ ''Ed For Senate'', "Endorsements," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Polls==
 
==Polls==
{{Poll3
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|Title=Warner (D) v. Gillespie (R) v. Sarvis (L)
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|Poll1=[http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/virginia/release-detail?ReleaseID=2025 Quinnipiac University]<br>March 19-24, 2014
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|Response1=[[Mark Warner]] (D)
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|Response2=[[Ed Gillespie]] (R)
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|Response3=[[Robert Sarvis]] (L)
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|Response4=Someone else
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|Response5=Undecided
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|Numberpolled1=1288
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|Margin of error1 = 2.7
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|Response1Poll1% = 46
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|Response2Poll1% = 31
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|Response3Poll1% = 6
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|Response4Poll1% = 0
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|Response5Poll1% = 15
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{{Poll2
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|Title=Warner (D) v. Gillespie (R)
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|Poll1=[http://roanoke.edu/News_and_Events/News_Archive/RC_Poll_Jan_2014.htm Roanoke College]<br> January 13-17, 2014
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|Poll2=[http://cnu.edu/cpp/pdf/jan_23_senate_horse_race_report.pdf Wason Center for Public Policy]<br>January 15-22, 2014
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|Poll3=[http://images.politico.com/global/2014/02/11/aan_harper_polling_va_senate_results.html Harper Polling]<br>February 4-5, 2014
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|Poll4=[http://roanoke.edu/News_and_Events/News_Archive/RC_Poll_March_2014.htm Roanoke College]<br>February 22-28, 2014
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|Response1=[[Mark Warner]] (D)
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|Response2=[[Ed Gillespie]] (R)
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|Response3=Someone else
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|Response4=Undecided
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|Numberpolled1=633
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|Numberpolled2=1023
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|Numberpolled3=936
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|Numberpolled4=821
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|Margin of error1 = 3.9
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|Margin of error2 =3.1
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|Margin of error3 =3.2
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|Margin of error4 = 3.4
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|Response1Poll1% =50
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|Response2Poll1% = 30
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|Response3Poll1% = 0
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|Response4Poll1% = 20
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|Response1Poll2% = 50
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|Response2Poll2% = 30
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|Response3Poll2% = 2
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|Response4Poll2% = 18
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|Response1Poll3% = 44
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|Response2Poll3% = 38
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|Response3Poll3% = 0
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|Response4Poll3% = 18
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|Response1Poll4% = 56
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|Response2Poll4% = 39
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|Response3Poll4% = 12
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|Response4Poll4% = 2
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}}
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==Media==
 
==Media==
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===Mark Warner===
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{{youtube|title=danHnimdiX0|size=250|caption=Warner's May 2014 campaign ad, "Working Together."}}
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{{youtube|title=x97zqmSwcH0|size=250|caption=Warner's September 2014 campaign ad, "Next Generation."}}
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{{youtube|title=JkMRZLmIuXI|size=250|caption=Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Virginia First."}}
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*Warner released his first television ad on May 27, 2014. In the ad, Warner highlighted his ability to "bring Democrats and Republicans together" and the importance of giving everyone a "fair shot."
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*Warner's September 2014 ad highlighted his bipartisan work in the Senate. He also argued that the national debt needs to be addressed.
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*Former Senator John Warner (R) touted Mark Warner's bipartisan efforts in the Senate in the October 2014 ad, "Virginia First."
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{{youtube|title=gIxFcBSCHDo|size=250|caption=Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Never."}}
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{{youtube|title=X3XJLk2asYc|size=250|caption=Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "What Else."}}
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{{youtube|title=tBSL_qh_Hd0|size=250|caption=Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Exactly."}}
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*The October ad, "Never," focused on Gillespie's career as a lobbyist and attempted to tie Gillespie to a dictator.
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*The October ad, "What Else," also focused on Gillespie's career as a lobbyist.
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*The October ad, "Exactly," once again focused on Gillespie career as a lobbyist and accused Gillespie of being a "partisan" politician.
  
 
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* [[Ed Gillespie]] (R) announced his candidacy in a YouTube video on January 16, 2014. He said that he is running because “the American dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty.”<ref name="announcement">[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/ed-gillespie-senate-run-102270.html#ixzz2t9HB0aQ4 ''Politico'', "Ed Gillespie formally announces Senate run," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref>
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* [[Ed Gillespie]] (R) announced his candidacy in a ''YouTube'' video on January 16, 2014. He said that he is running because “the American dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty.”<ref name="announcement">[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/ed-gillespie-senate-run-102270.html#ixzz2t9HB0aQ4 ''Politico'', "Ed Gillespie formally announces Senate run," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref>
  
* The "Anti-Obamacare Ad," created by Gillespie's campaign, which appeared on ''YouTube'' in March 2014, attacks Warner for supporting the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. According to ''Human Events'', "On the 'most important issue in the election,' says Gillespie, 'I was right and he was disastrously wrong.' Warner not only voted for ObamaCare, said Gillespie, he 'whipped it,' even organizing fellow Democratic freshmen—all of which has been documented on C-SPAN."<ref>[http://www.humanevents.com/2014/03/31/ed-gillespie-making-virginias-senator-mark-warner-sweat/ ''Human Events'', "Ed Gillespie: Making Virginia's Senator Mark Warner sweat," March 31, 2014]</ref>
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* The "Anti-Obamacare Ad," created by Gillespie's campaign, which appeared on ''YouTube'' in March 2014, attacked Warner for supporting the [[Affordable Care Act]], also known as Obamacare. According to ''Human Events'', "On the 'most important issue in the election,' says Gillespie, 'I was right and he was disastrously wrong.' Warner not only voted for ObamaCare, said Gillespie, he 'whipped it,' even organizing fellow Democratic freshmen—all of which has been documented on C-SPAN."<ref>[http://www.humanevents.com/2014/03/31/ed-gillespie-making-virginias-senator-mark-warner-sweat/ ''Human Events'', "Ed Gillespie: Making Virginia's Senator Mark Warner sweat," March 31, 2014]</ref>
  
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===60 Plus Association===
Mark Warner is one of seven senators being attacked by the [http://60plus.org/| 60 Plus Association] in a radio advertisement released on March 31, 2014 for sponsoring legislation "that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry". According to PR Newswire, "The plan, proposed by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Crapo, and supported by President Barack Obama, dismisses all current shareholder investments in Fannie and Freddie and wipes out ordinary investors. 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin stressed his organization's concerns, saying, 'These investors include retirees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters who will lose retirement savings while the government sucks all the profits. The Johnson-Crapo legislation would also largely codify the Treasury's Third Amendment that has confiscated all money due to Fannie and Freddie's private shareholders."<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/60-plus-launches-major-ad-campaign-against-senator-warner-in-virginia-for-supporting-obamacare-for-mortgages-253239121.html ''PR Newswire'', "60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senator Warner in Virginia for Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>
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Mark Warner was one of seven senators attacked by the [http://60plus.org/| 60 Plus Association] in a radio advertisement released on March 31, 2014, for sponsoring legislation "that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry." According to PR Newswire, "The plan, proposed by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Crapo, and supported by President Barack Obama, dismisses all current shareholder investments in Fannie and Freddie and wipes out ordinary investors. 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin stressed his organization's concerns, saying, 'These investors include retirees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters who will lose retirement savings while the government sucks all the profits. The Johnson-Crapo legislation would also largely codify the Treasury's Third Amendment that has confiscated all money due to Fannie and Freddie's private shareholders.'"<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/60-plus-launches-major-ad-campaign-against-senator-warner-in-virginia-for-supporting-obamacare-for-mortgages-253239121.html ''PR Newswire'', "60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senator Warner in Virginia for Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner Incumbent 49.1% 1,073,565
     Republican Ed Gillespie 48.3% 1,055,896
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 2.4% 53,098
     N/A write-in 0.1% 1,769
Total Votes 2,184,328
Source: Virginia Department of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Virginia

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to convention

November 4 Election Winner:
Mark Warner Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Warner Democratic Party
Mark Warner.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]


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In a race that was too close to call, Sen. Mark Warner declared victory in his bid for re-election to the United States Senate. Initially, Gillespie did not concede. He said, "Unfortunately some campaigns last longer than others, and I'm going to need a little more hard work ... we know there will be a canvass that commences [Wednesday] and we will have a better sense [of who won]. We're going to be patient here."[3] On November 7, 2014, Gillespie decided not to seek a recount and conceded to Warner.[4]


Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 1, 2014
No primary, due to convention
November 4, 2014

Primary: Virginia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[5]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[6]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Mark Warner (D) was the incumbent going into the 2014 election. He was first elected in 2008.

Candidates

General election candidates


Republican Party June 7, 2014, Republican State Convention

Withdrew from race


Election results

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner Incumbent 49.1% 1,073,565
     Republican Ed Gillespie 48.3% 1,055,896
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 2.4% 53,098
     N/A write-in 0.1% 1,769
Total Votes 2,184,328
Source: Virginia Department of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2014 Republican State Convention

On June 7, 2014, delegates met at the 2014 Republican State Convention to choose the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Mark Warner. Ed Gillespie won the nomination.[15] Gillespie was chosen by Republican delegates over Anthony DeTora, senior policy advisor for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Wayshak Hill, a veteran combat pilot, and businessman Charles Moss.

Race background

On the campaign trail, Gillespie focused on his five-point economic growth plan which included: "replacing Obamacare, unleashing American energy, tax & regulatory relief, education reform and cutting wasteful spending."[16] Gillespie also tied Warner to President Barack Obama's policies, including the Affordable Care Act. He said, "Instead of being an independent voice for us, he’s been a blank check for President Obama.”[17]

Throughout the campaign, Warner presented himself as a bipartisan legislator, and he accused Gillespie of being a "partisan warrior." Warner said, "You got somebody who’s got a proven record of being bipartisan, of being a problem-solver, and you’ve got somebody who’s spent a career as a lobbyist and a partisan operative. And if folks think Washington’s going to get fixed by one more partisan warrior, then they got their candidate. But I don’t think we need more partisan warriors from either … party.”[18]

Gillespie and Warner also faced Libertarian Robert Sarvis, who ran an impressive campaign for governor of Virginia in 2013. Sarvis earned seven percent of the vote on election night, the best showing by a third-party candidate in the state since 1965.[19]

Issues

Judgeship controversy

According to the Washington Post, "The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senator’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate."[20]

Warner spokesman Kevin Hall responded to the accusation saying, "Senator Warner was not in a position to offer, and never did offer, any job to Mrs. Ketron. When he spoke to Senator Puckett the following day, it was clear that he had made up his mind and had already drafted his letter of resignation.”[20]

Republicans and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly tried to use state Sen. Phillip Puckett in a battle over the expansion of Medicaid. Republicans, who wanted to gain control of the assembly in order to block the expansion of Medicaid, planned to put Puckett on the state tobacco commission after he retired. Democrats persuaded Puckett to stay, in order to expand Medicaid. Paul Reagan, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s chief of staff, left the following message for Puckett: "If there’s something that we can do for her, I mean, you know, we have a couple of big agencies here that we still need agency heads. We could potentially, potentially, subject to approval of the governor and so forth, you know, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy could be available."[20]

Campaign themes

Ed Gillespie

Gillespie listed the following issues on his website:[21]

Replacing Obamacare

The single biggest drag on our economy right now is Obamacare, and the single most important thing we can do to create jobs, foster growth, increase wages, and save taxpayer dollars is to replace this failed legislation with sensible, market-based reforms that work. I will vote to replace Obamacare with a real reform plan that puts patients first and provides more affordable options. My plan is based on the belief that the American people want a health care system that provides access to quality, affordable care; empowering doctors and patients, not politicians and political appointees. They want a system that makes healthcare more affordable, lets us keep the insurance we like and the doctors we trust, and allows businesses to grow and hire.

UNLEASHING AMERICAN ENERGY

The Obama Administration’s anti-energy policies are among the biggest impediments to economic growth. At every turn, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress like Mark Warner have pursued energy policies driven by a narrow political agenda rather than developing our domestic natural resources in order to reduce our dependence on foreign producers, create high-paying jobs, and lower utility bills and the price of gas at the pump for all Americans. While Mark Warner supports a carbon tax and cap and trade policies, I have fought against them and taken a strong stand against new EPA regulations that would raise energy prices for consumers and kill even more jobs.

I believe in an energy approach that embraces both traditional and alternative energy resources. I support oil, coal, and natural gas production—including responsible deep sea drilling off our coast which has been under moratorium since Mark Warner took office—because we can protect our environment while ensuring access to the domestic energy resources we need to create new jobs in Virginia, lower prices at the pump, and keep utility bills affordable.

It’s time to harness our energy production capabilities and our natural resources in the service of improving the quality of life of our citizens and prosperity, and to put a stop to misguided policies that are a drag on economic growth and damaging our international competitiveness.

Tax & Regulatory Relief

The onerous tax and regulatory burden on U.S. businesses and American families is a boot on the throat of our economic recovery, and simplifying our complicated tax code and streamlining regulations are essential parts of any pro-growth agenda. We need to reduce one of the highest marginal business tax rates in the world to make American companies more competitive, while at the same time easing the tax burden on individuals and families, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Federal regulations should be subject to cost-benefit analysis, and outdated and unnecessarily excessive regulations should be repealed. Employers—and small businesses in particular—are being strangled by an unending cascade of burdensome regulations.

EDUCATION REFORM

New federal mandates handed down from Washington cannot hope to address what ails our public education system. Yet Washington has been doubling down on this failed approach. The Warner-Obama solution to education has been to continue throwing money at the problem in hopes that doing more of the same will result in a higher percentage of students graduating from our K-12 schools with a quality education.

On the issue of school choice, parents have spoken. We want a greater range of options for our children, particularly those stuck in failing public schools. As your Senator, I will answer. I will work to make it easier for states to establish new charter schools, foster innovation, and ensure that our children are given the tools they need to succeed. Every child deserves a high quality education, which is why I’ll work tirelessly to empower parents to make the educational choices that are in their children’s best interests. Opportunity is enhanced by competition and choice, which is why I support public schools, charter schools, private and parochial schools, magnet schools, and home schooling, and support school choice programs that help ensure that all families have access to meaningful educational options.

Cutting Wasteful Spending

One of the most important steps we can take to get America’s economy moving again is to rein in reckless federal spending that threatens to bankrupt our country and saddle future generations with an unsupportable burden of debt that will dramatically reduce the quality of their lives. An $18 trillion debt is simply unacceptable, and we cannot afford the consequences of continued inaction. We’re saddling our children with debt to pay for promises made in the past, and new promises President Obama and Mark Warner made in Obamacare.

As your Senator, I’ll support a Balanced Budget Amendment (which Mark Warner voted against), work to reform and simplify our tax code, and fight to cut wasteful spending. It’s time we stop spending money we just don’t have.[22]

—Ed Gillespie, https://web.archive.org/web/20141021205202/http://edforsenate.com/eg2/

Robert Sarvis

Sarvis listed the following issues on his website:[23]

Jobs & Economic Growth

End cronyism and unshackle the economy. Economic freedom leads to innovation, job-creation, and wage growth.

Debt, Spending & Balanced Budgets

Reduce spending. Simplify taxes. Reform entitlements. Reverse bureaucratic bloat. Balance the budget.

Healthcare Reform

Real healthcare reform begins with deregulation—more healthcare service-providers, rational incentives, and innovation will produce accessible and affordable care.

Civil Liberties & Surveillance

Restore and protect civil liberties by ending government mass surveillance of innocent citizens.

Immigration

Reject nativism and protectionism. Welcome immigrants of all skill levels.

Foreign Affairs

Lead the world by example—protect freedom at home and engage in free trade with all peaceful nations.

Drug Reform

Legalize marijuana at the federal level and end the catastrophic drug war. Reduce incarceration of nonviolent criminals. End asset-forfeiture abuse. Reverse the militarization of police.

Freedom to Marry: Same-Sex Marriage

Treat same-sex couples equally.

Freedom to Carry: Gun Rights & the Second Amendment

Protect gun rights and respect the Second Amendment.

Term Limits, Nonpartisan Redistricting, and Other Electoral Reforms

It's time to enact Congressional term limits and nonpartisan redistricting for Congressional districts. And that's not all.

Pipelines & Eminent Domain

Don't give private companies special privileges and eminent domain powers.

Environmental Policy

Protect the environment through strict liability rules, market-based mechanisms, and innovation prizes.

Economic Stability

Deep economic recessions and financial crises often stem from monetary policy mistakes. Establish a rule-based NGDP-targeting policy.

Farm & Food Freedom

End unnecessary regulations and restrictions on farmers and wasteful subsidies to Big AgriBusiness.

Abortion

Congress does not have the power to pass laws restricting abortions.[22]

—Robert Sarvis, https://web.archive.org/web/20141021211751/http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues

Key votes

Below are important votes that Warner cast during the 113th Congress.

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On February 4, 2014, the Democratic controlled Senate approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[24] It passed the Senate with a vote of 68-32. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that will kick in if or when prices drop; however, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[25] Warner joined with 46 other Democratic senators in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 16, 2014, the Democratic-controlled Senate approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[26][27] The Senate voted 72-26 for the 1,582 page bill, with 17 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting in favor of the bill.[27] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[28] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Warner voted with the Democratic Party in favor of the bill.[26][27]

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Yea3.png Warner voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.[29]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[30] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Warner voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[31]

Immigration

Mexico-U.S. border

Nay3.png Warner voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.[32]

Endorsements

Mark Warner

Warner was endorsed by the following:

  • The International Brotherhood of Police Officers[33]
  • The Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association[33]
  • The Virginia Beach Police Supervisors’ Association[33]
  • The Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association of Virginia[33]
  • The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs (VCOPS)[33]
  • Former Sen. John Warner.
    • Mark Warner challenged John Warner (R) in 1996. While John Warner prevailed, Mark Warner ran again successfully for the Senate when John retired.[34]

Ed Gillespie

Gillespie was endorsed by the following:

  • The Virginia Police Benevolent Association[35]

Polls

General election
Poll Mark Warner (D) Ed Gillespie (R)Robert Sarvis (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Vox Populi
October 30, 2014
44%40%5%11%+/-3.6734
Public Policy Polling
October 29-30, 2014
49%40%5%6%+/-3.2937
Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Public Policy
October 23-29, 2014
51%44%2%3%+/-3.9634
Roanoke College
October 20-25, 2014
45%32%3%20%+/-3.6738
University of Mary Washington
October 1-6, 2014
47%37%6%3%+/-5.3444
Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Public Policy
Sept. 29-Oct. 5
51%39%3%7%+/-3.5839
Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Public Policy
September 2-7, 2014
53%31%5%11%+/-3.4819
Roanoke College Poll
July 14-19, 2014
47%22%5%26%+/-4.2566
AVERAGES 48.38% 35.63% 4.25% 10.88% +/-3.84 713.88
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Warner (D) v. Gillespie (R) v. Sarvis (L)
Poll Mark Warner Ed GillespieRobert Sarvis (L)Wouldn't voteSomeone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University
March 19-24, 2014
47%22%5%2%0%15%+/-2.71,288
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Warner (D) v. Gillespie (R)
Poll Mark Warner (D) Ed Gillespie (R)Someone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Roanoke College
February 22-28, 2014
56%39%12%2%+/-3.4821
Harper Polling
February 4-5, 2014
44%38%0%18%+/-3.2936
Wason Center for Public Policy
January 15-22, 2014
50%30%2%18%+/-3.11,023
Roanoke College
January 13-17, 2014
50%30%0%20%+/-3.9633
AVERAGES 50% 34.25% 3.5% 14.5% +/-3.4 853.25
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Media

Mark Warner


Warner's May 2014 campaign ad, "Working Together."

Warner's September 2014 campaign ad, "Next Generation."

Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Virginia First."
  • Warner released his first television ad on May 27, 2014. In the ad, Warner highlighted his ability to "bring Democrats and Republicans together" and the importance of giving everyone a "fair shot."
  • Warner's September 2014 ad highlighted his bipartisan work in the Senate. He also argued that the national debt needs to be addressed.
  • Former Senator John Warner (R) touted Mark Warner's bipartisan efforts in the Senate in the October 2014 ad, "Virginia First."

Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Never."

Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "What Else."

Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Exactly."
  • The October ad, "Never," focused on Gillespie's career as a lobbyist and attempted to tie Gillespie to a dictator.
  • The October ad, "What Else," also focused on Gillespie's career as a lobbyist.
  • The October ad, "Exactly," once again focused on Gillespie career as a lobbyist and accused Gillespie of being a "partisan" politician.

Ed Gillespie


Ed Gillespie's YouTube video announcement, "Meet Ed."

Ed Gillespie's March 2014 YouTube video, "Anti-Obamacare Ad."

Ed Gillespie: "We Can Do Better."
  • Ed Gillespie (R) announced his candidacy in a YouTube video on January 16, 2014. He said that he is running because “the American dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty.”[36]
  • The "Anti-Obamacare Ad," created by Gillespie's campaign, which appeared on YouTube in March 2014, attacked Warner for supporting the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. According to Human Events, "On the 'most important issue in the election,' says Gillespie, 'I was right and he was disastrously wrong.' Warner not only voted for ObamaCare, said Gillespie, he 'whipped it,' even organizing fellow Democratic freshmen—all of which has been documented on C-SPAN."[37]
  • In "We Can Do Better," Gillespie promised to support policies that grow the economy.

Ed Gillespie, "Mark Warner: Lie of the Year."
  • In "Mark Warner: Lie of the Year," Gillespie focused on Warner's vote for the Affordable Care Act.

60 Plus Association

Mark Warner was one of seven senators attacked by the 60 Plus Association in a radio advertisement released on March 31, 2014, for sponsoring legislation "that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry." According to PR Newswire, "The plan, proposed by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Crapo, and supported by President Barack Obama, dismisses all current shareholder investments in Fannie and Freddie and wipes out ordinary investors. 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin stressed his organization's concerns, saying, 'These investors include retirees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters who will lose retirement savings while the government sucks all the profits. The Johnson-Crapo legislation would also largely codify the Treasury's Third Amendment that has confiscated all money due to Fannie and Freddie's private shareholders.'"[38]

60 Plus Ad: Keep Seniors Safe

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Mark Warner

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Warner's reports.[39]

Mark Warner (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 18, 2013$3,704,309.64$636,036.08$(153,979.26)$4,186,366.46
July Quarterly[41]July 17, 2013$4,186,366.46$1,423,313.76$(315,897.86)$5,293,782.36
October Quarterly[42]October 15, 2013$5,293,782.36$873,089.75$(255,386.00)$5,911,486.11
Year-end[43]January 31, 2014$5,911,486$1,595,892$(345,427)$7,161,950
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$7,161,950.56$2,683,545.83$(994,179.06)$8,851,317.33
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2014$9,456,884.22$1,267,232.83$(1,809,304.92)$8,914,812.13
October Quarterly[46]October 15, 2014$8,914,812.13$2,060,277.12$(2,846,405.98)$8,128,683.27
Running totals
$10,539,387.37$(6,720,580.08)

Ed Gillespie

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gillespie's reports.[47]

Ed Gillespie (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 11, 2014$0.00$2,216,345.52$(244,297.80)$1,972,047.72
July Quarterly[49]September 17, 2014$2,316,698.84$1,203,492.37$(408,198.57)$3,111,992.64
October Quarterly[50]October 14, 2014$3,111,992.64$1,873,718.02$(2,974,121.60)$2,011,589.06
Running totals
$5,293,555.91$(3,626,617.97)

Robert Sarvis

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sarvis' reports.[51]

Robert Sarvis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[52]August 25, 2014$0.00$47,167.44$(40,093.48)$7,073.96
Running totals
$47,167.44$(40,093.48)

Anthony DeTora

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeTora's reports.[53]

Anthony DeTora (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[54]April 15, 2014$0.00$20,060.00$(14,460.00)$5,600.00
Running totals
$20,060$(14,460)

Wayshak Hill

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hill's reports.[55]

Wayshak Hill (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[56]April 15, 2014$109,538.72$28,553.12$(50,733.01)$87,358.83
Running totals
$28,553.12$(50,733.01)

Charles Moss

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moss' reports.[57]

Charles Moss (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[58]April 17, 2014$0.00$5,735.00$(2,282.85)$3,452.15
Running totals
$5,735$(2,282.85)

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Tim Kaine won election to the United States Senate. He defeated George Allen in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy M. Kaine 52.9% 2,010,067
     Republican George F. Allen 47% 1,785,542
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 6,587
Total Votes 3,802,196
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Warner won election to the United States Senate. He defeated James "Jim" S. Gilmore (R), William B. Redpath (L) and Glenda Gail Parker (G) in the general election.[59]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner 72% 3,269,327
     Republican James "Jim" S. Gilmore 27% 1,228,830
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 0.4% 20,269
     Green Glenda Gail Parker 0.5% 21,690
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 3,178
Total Votes 4,543,294

See also

External links

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