Corey Stewart didn’t beat Ed Gillespie but he came close. That seems to have buoyed him to consider a run for Senate in 2018. From InsideNova.com:
I’ve got a Hawaiian shirt on and I’m sipping on a cocktail, and I’m going to do that for the next few weeks. But at some point I’ve got to figure out what to do,” Stewart said in an interview. “But I think people are fed up with Tim Kaine.”
This guy, he’s been closely aligned with the Antifa movement, these violent protests across the country,”
Stewart told the Washington Post he believes Kaine is ‘vulnerable’. He added,
I’ve got to take a breather and take stock,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post. “If I announced I was running for another office right now, it would be a headline in The Washington Post: ‘Stewart clobbered by Confederate wife.’”
I’m ready for a vacation,” he said, adding, as a joke, I’m going to tour Confederate sites in Minnesota. … I’m also going to lose some weight. I got fat on the campaign trail. When you’re on the campaign trail, you eat very unhealthy. You eat burgers and fries and you just gain weight. My suits don’t even fit anymore.”
Stewart has yet to formally concede to Ed Gillespie. He has said he will vote for the Gillespie in November but will not encourage his voters to support Gillespie unless the nominee makes some changes. He must become a ‘fighter’. Gillespie must come out against illegal immigration, in-state tuition for illegals, and he must protect Confederate statutes. He must also embrace President Trump.