Jerry W. Kilgore
Jerry W. Kilgore, a former state and federal prosecutor and Virginia Secretary of Public Safety , resigned as Virginia's Attorney General in February 2005  to run as a Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in November 2005. Kilgore lost to Democrat Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine.
"Kilgore attributes his defeat to two trends beyond his control: the record-smashing popularity of outgoing Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat whom Kaine promised to emulate; and the plummeting popularity of President [George W.] Bush, a Republican who rallied with Kilgore on the final evening of the campaign," according to Warren Fiske in the April 30, 2006, The Virginian Pilot. 
Following the election, Kilgore remained in Richmond, Virginia, and "resumed a partnership with Williams Mullen, a large law firm he left in 2001 when he was elected attorney general. He is opening a new practice representing businesses facing multi state regulatory problems," Fiske wrote.
Kaine rehired "Kilgore's wife, Marty, to head the state's Tobacco Settlement Foundation," a job she held "several years before resigning" in summer 2005 to "campaign for her husband," Fiske wrote.
Jerry Kilgore has a twin brother, Terry Kilgore, who "was elected Scott County’s commonwealth’s attorney in 1987, when he was 26. Voters sent him to the House of Delegates six years later." 
"Gilmore in Virginia lost last November despite a series of ads criticizing taxpayer-funded job centers and Gilmore's criticism of his Democrat opponent Tim Kaine." 
"Democratic candidate Tim Kaine beat the Republican Jerry Gilmore in the elections to become governor of Virginia. ... Kaine, a Catholic, won by a clear margin following a bitter campaign between the two in which the Democratic candidate had openly expressed his opposition to the death penalty. His opponent, former District Attorney Kilgore, is a staunch defender of lethal injection.
"Virginia is second only to Texas in the number of people executed since the death penalty was reintroduced in the United States in 1976. (Sources: Ansa, 10/11/2005)" 
- Ken Hutcheson, President of Old Dominion Strategies, LLC, , Campaign Manager/Political Director 
- Ray Allen, Jr., President of Allen Consulting, LLC , General Consultant
- Scott Howell, President of Scott Howell & Company , Media Consultant; Kilgore's "top adviser" was Maverick Media's Scott Howell, "the same guy who smeared triple-amputee and Vietnam War hero (and former Senator from Georgia) Max Cleland as a disloyal, unpatriotic, Saddam- and Osama-loving traitor. Oh yeah, Howell was also behind the racist 'black hands' ad in the 2004 Oklahoma Senate race for his far-right-wing extremist client, Republican Tom Coburn (yeah, the same guy who favors the death penalty for doctors who perform abortions and is obsessed with 'rampant lesbianism' in the schools of southeastern Oklahoma)." 
- John McLaughlin, CEO & Partner of McLaughlin & Associates , Pollster
- Benedetti & Farris, LLC (partners Tom Benedetti and Abby Farris) , Fundraising
- Creative Direct, LLC (partners Ron Butler and Ray Allen) , Direct Mail Consultants
- Wade Zirkle, co-founder of the pro-war in Iraq Vets for Freedom who is from Edinburg, in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley , was the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont  Regional Field Director for Kilgore's 2005 campaign. 
Campaign Contributions and Supporters
- Kilgore Committees, VPAP.org: Kilgore for Attorney General; Kilgore for Governor Donors; Kilgore Inaugural Committee 2002; and Virginians for Jerry Gilgore.
- Kilgore for Governor Summary, VPAP.org.
- Career Givers to Jerry Kilgore, VPAP.org.
- Robert J. Perry, Republican donor who in August 2004 was the single biggest donor to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,  donated $15,000 to Kilgore's gubernatorial campaign. 
- The Virginians for Jerry Kilgore website (http://www.jerrykilgore.com/) provides only welcome page and is inactive, although some archived web pages can be accessed.
- Kilgore for Governor.Meetup.com.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- "2001: An Election Odyssey," Campaign for Working Families, August 1, 2001: CFWF was "pleased with the selection" of Jerry Kilgore for Attorney ... an "outstanding pro-family, pro-life" conservative.
- Editorial: "Jerry Kilgore for Attorney General," The Virginian-Pilot (Highbeam.com), November 1, 2001.
- Dan Telvock, "Attorney Says Kilgore Has Conflict In Spam Case; Law Violates Commerce Clause and Constitution," leesburg2day.com (VA), April 13, 2004.
- "Show your Kilgore pride today," Bush2000/Topica Email Lists, August 12, 2004.
- "Kilgore Announces Seasoned Team of Campaign Veterans. Takes Step Closer to Announcing Run for Governor," JerryKilgore.com, December 1, 2004.
- Michael D. Shear, "Governor Hopefuls Hit Hard And Often. Kaine, Kilgore Stress Values in First Debate," Washington Post, December 9, 2004.
- Waldo Jaquith, "VA Republicans’ eavesdropping story doesn’t add up," WaldoJaquith Blog, December 10, 2004.
- Chris Graham, "Will the GOP eavesdropping scandal have legs into '05?" The Augusta Free Press (VA), December 10, 2004.
- Bob Gibson, "Political Notebook: Troubling testimony still echoes," The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), December 12, 2004.
- Laurence Hammack, "Small-town election, big-time trouble. Southwest Virginia's voting scandal," The Roanoke Times (VA), February 20, 2005.
- Charlie Jackson, "GOP Colleagues Criticize Announcement," The Winchester Star (VA), February 26, 2005.
- Bob Gibson, "At UVa, Kilgore quiet on DeLay," The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), April 14, 2005. re Tom DeLay
- Michael D. Shear and Chris L. Jenkins, "At Shad Planking, Traditional Roast Of Va. Politicians. Campaign Season Gets Underway With Gentle Exchange of Barbs," Washington Post, April 21, 2005.
- Tyler Whitley, "Plant signs, plank shad. Even a duck is caught up in the controversies at the annual political gathering," Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 21, 2005.
- Barnie Day, "Can we talk? Perspectives," The Augusta Free Press (VA), April 21, 2005.
- RaisingKaine.com: "Swift Boat Veterans for Kilgore?", April 21, 2005; "Koch Industries and Kilgore: An 'Explosive' Connection," April 22, 2005.
- RaisingKaine.com: "Typical Kilgore," April 12, 2005; "Passing the buck," May 13, 2005; "Jerry Kilgore: All Hat, No Cattle," July 20, 2005; "Virginia Doesn’t Have Earthquakes," July 26, 2005. Scroll down through cache file for article titles.
- "RNC Endorses Jerry Kilgore For Governor Of Virginia," RNC/GOP.com, May 26, 2005.
- Waldo Jaquith, "Howell and Kilgore, crafting the message," WaldoJaquith Blog, July 18, 2005: "Media consultant Scott Howell is a mighty smart guy. In just the past few years, he’s demonstrated his talent in the political realm by running winning media strategies for guys like Sens. John Thune, Jim DeMint, Norm Coleman, Saxby Chambliss and Jim Talent. He even produced TV ads for the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2004. Though Howell’s no newbie, he’s really just made a name for himself in the past few years. A couple of his ad campaigns, in particular, landed him — and his candidates — in the spotlight."
- Linton Weeks, "New Dominion. Early in Virginia's Race for Governor, Civility Heads South," Washington Post, August 7, 2005.
- Warren Fiske, "RGA gives Kilgore $1.5 million," The Virginian-Pilot, September 13, 2005. re Republican Governors Association
- Warren Fiske and Christina Nuckols, "Candidates for governor trade barbs in 2nd debate," The Virginian-Pilot, September 14, 2005.
- Bob Gibson, "Candidates for Va. governor debate abortion, immigration," The Daily Progress (VA), September 14, 2005.
- Michael Sluss, "Candidates square off in separate debates. Russ Potts was shut out of the first debate and Jerry Kilgore refused to participate in the second," The Roanoke Times (VA), September 14, 2005.
- Waldo Jaquith, "Kilgore: He’s really trying," WaldoJaquith Blog, September 14, 2005.
- David Gulliver, "Locally, more money going to Kilgore," The Virginian-Pilot, September 21, 2005.
- "Debate Tests Positions Of Kaine And Kilgore," Washington Post, September 22, 2005. Debate was moderated by "Tim Russert, NBC's Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press."
- Michael D. Shear and Steven Ginsberg, "Kilgore Slams Governor on VDOT Road Projects. GOP Candidate Says Funding Is Poorly Managed, Delaying Completion," Washington Post, September 28, 2005. Also see "Warner blasts Kilgore's attack on VDOT,", Associated Press, 2005.
- Annie Gowen, "Illegal Immigration at the Forefront. New Va. Governor May Decide Policy," Washington Post, September 30, 2005.
- "Ad Watch: Kilgore's gas tax claim in new ad is unfounded," The Virginian-Pilot, September 30, 2005.
- Jerome Armstrong, "VA Gov update, Kaine's got the big mo," MyDD, September 30, 2005.
- Tyler Whitley and Jeff Shapiro, "Kaine, Kilgore square off in final planned match," Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 10, 2005.
- Michael Sluss, "Candidates reinforce messages. Sunday night's debate between Tim Kaine and Jerry Kilgore gave both candidates a chance to plug familiar campaign themes," The Roanoke Times (VA), October 10, 2005.
- Chelyen Davis, "Kilgore and Kaine battle to a draw," The Free Lance-Star, October 10, 2005.
- Josh, "Scott Howell Rule #302: When You Lose a Debate, Start the Swift Boat Ads," RaisingKaine.com, October 11, 2005.
- Waldo Jaquith, "Kilgore unveils 'Hitler' ad," WaldoJaquith Blog, October 11, 2005.
- Martin L. Johnson, "Kilgore delivers Kaine his 'swift boat'," SouthNow Blog, October 11, 2005: "The ad is similar in style and content to that used last year by the 'Swift Boat Veterans For Truth,' ..."
- Bob Lewis, "Kaine airs two new attacks on Kilgore, day after pledge," The Virginian-Pilot, October 11, 2005: "Kaine introduced ads titled 'Sugar Daddy,' a swipe at former pharmaceutical company executives who are major Kilgore campaign donors, and 'Roads,' in which Kaine claims Kilgore would raise taxes and take school money for roads."
- Editorial: "Death Penalty Smear," Washington Post, October 12, 2005.
- Warren Fiske, "New Kilgore ads hit Kaine hard over death penalty," The Virginian-Pilot, October 12, 2005: "Republican gubernatorial nominee Jerry W. Kilgore released a television ad Tuesday accusing Democrat Timothy W. Kaine of being so opposed to the death penalty that he would have qualms about executing Adolf Hitler."
- "Death penalty personal issue for Kaine, Kilgore," SouthNow Blog, October 12, 2005.
- Christina Nuckols, "Kaine says Hitler ads show an 'outrageous prejudice'," The Virginian-Pilot, October 13, 2005.
- Warren Fiske, "Kilgore has fundraising edge over Kaine," The Virginian-Pilot, October 19, 2005.
- "No Death Penalty For Hitler? GOP Ad Goes Too Far," FactCheck.org, October 19, 2005: "The Republican candidate for Virginia governor claims his opponent 'says that Adolf Hitler doesn't qualify for the death penalty.' But that's not what the Democrat said.".
- Robert T. Hall, Letter to the Editor: "Jerry Kilgore and the Wrong Message on Justice," Washington Post, October 20, 2005.
- Warren Fiske, "Profile: Who is Jerry W. Kilgore?" The Virginian-Pilot, October 23, 2005.
- Press Release: "Democratic Party Calls for Clean Election. Joins Legislative Black Caucus in condemning Mehlman’s voter suppression threats," Democratic Party of Virginia, October 27, 2005.
- Editorial: "Jerry Kilgore for governor," Washington Times, October 27, 2005.
- Stephen Dinan and Christina Bellantoni, "Kilgore sees GOP woes erode lead for governor," Washington Times, October 28, 2005. Also see Free Republic link with comments.
- Tyler Whitley, "Democrat Tim Kaine elected governor. GOP's Bolling wins lieutenant governor," Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA), November 9, 2005.
- Christina Nuckols, "Negative ads backfired in governor’s race, camps say," The Virginian-Pilot, November 11, 2005.
- Warren Fiske, "Life after the campaign for Jerry Kilgore," The Virginian-Pilot, April 30, 2006.
- Hugh J. Rushing, "Immigration Reform: A Hot-Button Issue of 2006," Business Alabama, June 2006.
- John Whitesides, "Former Virginia governor eyes 2008 White House run," Reuters, January 9, 2007. re U.S. presidential election, 2008
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