U.S. Senate candidate Shak Hill spoke to the Northumberland County Republicans during their mass meeting last Thursday.
The room came alive with applause and vocal agreements from the audience as Hill argued his case for why he should be elected to the open Virginia seat over fellow Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and Democratic incumbent Mark Warner.
Hill claimed that Warner was the 60th vote that pushed through the Affordable Care Act and that Warner was the “silent senator” who had nothing to say about Internal Revenue Service or the National Security Agency.
“Mark Warner…is going to run on his record and he’ll lose, or he’ll trash the other guy,” said Hill. “So what we have to do is…take an honest look at who the other guy could be.”
Hill, in describing himself, said that he was a decorated combat pilot who flew a four-engine aerial refueler over Iraqi battlefields during Desert Storm and that he was the only armed services veteran in the race.
“If I was on Mark Warner’s re-election team, I don’t think I’d trash him for that; that’s probably a losing proposition,” said Hill, who added he was a small business owner and therefore knew “how to read a balance sheet,” fostered 46 children and adopted four, is on the Domestic Violence Task Force in Virginia and has written two financial planning books with one of them to specifically help women get out of bad economic environments.
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