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Ed Gillespie at Liberty University: My setbacks were part of God's plan

Feb 06, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Ed Gillespie grew up in a traditional Irish Catholic family, where faith was central to his life but not something he was comfortable wearing on his sleeve.

He's over that now.

The Republican candidate for governor of Virginia stood before 15,000 Liberty University students Monday to share how his faith has helped him understand that painful disappointments - from his failure to gain admission to his top choice for college to his squeaker loss to U.S. Sen. Mark R. W...