FIRST ON TKNN: As was expected, Ed Gillespie has announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. If he wins the primary, he will face Sen. Mark Warner. There were reports this morning that Gillespie would be making the announcement today and he confirmed them with a tweet. He did not have a live announcement, but a YouTube video and a link to his website, EdForSenate.com
Gillespie does have a history with leading the Republican Party, he was a RNC chair and head of the Virginia Republican Party.