Stewart Announces for US Senate

In case you missed it from a couple of days ago:

“He’ll make a fine Senate candidate and someone conservatives should consider for the nomination….BUT NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR HIM TO HAVE THE SPOTLIGHT!

C’est la vie.

The obligatory announcement from Corey Stewart, running for U.S. Senate in 2018:

“As an obedient servant to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Tim Kaine is the leading obstructionist against Trump’s America First agenda,” Stewart opened. “Virginians and citizens across the country need a fighter representing them in D.C. who will stand up to and defeat the smug Washington elites.”

“This last election proved that Virginians want a fighter who will stand for them. The era of the kinder, gentler Republican is over.”

“Virginia needs a U.S. Senator who will work to fund the border wall, fix our tax code, repeal Obamacare, and get government out of the way so Americans can get back to work,” Stewart said. “That is why today, I am announcing as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia.”

“The Clinton and Obama ideologues have controlled Virginia for too long, and it’s time to turn Virginia red again,” Stewart said, “and no weak-kneed Republican is up to that task,” Stewart asserted. “I will be the fighter the Republicans need to defeat the Democrats in Virginia.”

So…will the 2017 GOP ticket even be able to campaign with Stewart, knowing he might have an opponent for the nomination in 2018? How will that work?

Regardless, Stewart is the first into the race, came within a hair of being the GOP nominee for governor, and has to be considered a viable and early favorite for the nomination.