"When you stand for re-election, voters are going to weigh whether or not the record you've racked up warrants re-election," said Mr. Gillespie, who, for example, has highlighted Mr. Warner's vote for Obamacare. "It's the last thing he wants to talk about."
"I'm the tortoise. Three yards and a cloud of dust," Mr. Gillespie said, chuckling. "I know where this race is in my gut. I know how vulnerable Senator Warner has become. And his record — I know that my policies resonate with the voters, and I just feel like the next 10 weeks or so are going to be very, very good."