FRIDAY ... JIM GILMORE ... 2-3 pmSo said the sandwich board on the sidewalk in front of Shenandoah Pizza on Beverley Street in historic downtown Staunton.
An overflow crowd packed the gourmet pizza restaurant Friday afternoon to hear from Jim Gilmore who is running for the U.S. Senate, and to munch on complimentary pizza from the owners. He addressed the crowd and answered questions for the better part of an hour, then greeted everyone in the restaurant before heading out the door to visit other shops.
Gov. Gilmore crossed the street to visit the Pampered Palate on Beverley Street, speaking to customers and even popping his head in the kitchen to say hello to the kitchen and wait staff. Next he went to Zelma's Vintage Clothing, Grandma's Bait, Seventeen East Beverley Antiques, and greeted folks up and down Beverley Street including a number of Mary Baldwin College students.
Bob Stuart with the Waynesboro News Virginian, Mindi from the Staunton News Leader, and Ken Slack from NBC-29 provided local news coverage.
It was great to have our Republican senatorial candidate in the area so close to election day. Thanks to Staunton Republican Alex Davis for making the arrangements on short notice.
Jim Gilmore for Senate
Cross-posted at Bloggers 4 Jim Gilmore