Corey Stewart announced his run for senate, July 13, at his Prince William home, saying “I’m going to run the most vicious, ruthless campaign against Tim Kaine.”
Corey Stewart, Chairman At-large for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who just recently completed a fairly successful run to be the Republican candidate for Virginia Governor, used fighting words to announce his run for the U.S. Senate, challenging Democrat Tim Kaine.
Stewart proposed he would not be “holding back any punches” and said he was “disgusted” when George H. W. Bush had promised “a kinder, gentler nation.”
Corey does not disappoint. Emboldened by a near-successful primary bid for the governorship, Corey will continue with his mini-me Trump-like behavior as the Trump administration circles the drain daily. As more and more is uncovered in the various Russia-gate capers, the Trump administration appears to be headed for a crash-and-burn scenario that will ultimately end in impeachment and removal from office.
Stewart is a seasoned local politician who could overcome the set-backs, on a local level, that a politically naive Trump will have trouble extricating himself from. Unfortunately for Stewart, he now plans on swimming in shark-infested political waters that might just be a little more than he bargained for.
I can’t see Corey driving “old Dixie down” this go-round. The primary is over. Corey won’t be running for governor. Corey will run for the Senate.
Will Corey seriously run on keeping Robert E. Lee while waving the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia? On a national level, that stuff just won’t fly. There has to be substance about issues most Virginians care about like jobs, health care, threats from foreign invaders. etc. Those who turn out for a primary simply aren’t the same folks who turn out for a general election. v