VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Corey Stewart kicked off his gubernatorial campaign in Virginia Beach earlier today, welcoming over 120 grassroots supporters and activists to the first of several campaign launch events.
Stewart spoke passionately about “draining the swamp” in Richmond, referring to the dirty politics and political corruption preventing ordinary Virginians from getting ahead in the Obama-McAuliffe economy. "We have to ask ourselves, ‘What do we want for Virginia?’ Are we going to elect establishment Republicans that behave no differently than their Democrat counterparts? Or are we going to do what’s right for Virginia, turn the corner, and take our party back and our state back," Corey said to the crowd.
He continued, “I am running for Governor to fight for you,” exclaimed Corey, drawing cheers from the crowd. “I never back down – not ever. As Governor, I will defend our Constitution. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will champion and protect life. I will put an end to illegal immigration just as I did in Prince William County, and deport the criminal aliens who terrorize our neighborhoods. Most importantly, my administration will bring jobs back to every region of the Commonwealth, and make Virginia an economic powerhouse again!”
As he stepped down from the stage to join the crowd of friends and supporters, cheers of “Corey! Corey! Corey!” erupted in the room.