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Gillespie launches U.S. Senate bid in Virginia

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Update 11:47 a.m.: Gillespie's Web site is now live at An accompanying web video is above. The original post follows:

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie will launch his Virginia Senate campaign Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of his plans.

The launch will be relatively low-key, with no public event. Instead, Gillespie will unveil a new Web site for his campaign.