Corey Stewart, former Trump Virginia Campaign Chairman and Republican candidate in the upcoming June primary for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Senator Tim Kaine was on the Eastern Shore Thursday. Stewart started his day with breakfast at the Exmore Diner and then traveled to Chincoteague and made stops along the way. Stewart has served as chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Prince William County in Northern Virginia. Stewart says Republicans have been too nice in their attempts to challenge Democrats in the last several elections. Stewart told the group that Ed Gillespie made a mistake to distance himself from Donald Trump. Stewart said that the Trump supporters stayed home and had Gillespie embraced the President he would have been in a better position to challenge Governor Northam.
Stewart said he supports the President. When asked if he supported the tariffs, Stewart said that as of now automobiles made in the United States face a 10% tariff when sent to the European Union and a 25% tariff when sold in China. Stewart said that American workers are the best and most efficient in the world and could compete with anyone in a situation where the playing field was level.
Stewart will face Bishop E.J. Jackson and Delegate Nick Freitas in the June 12th Republican primary.