BRISTOL, Va. -

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie was in Bristol today.

Gillespie took a tour of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum before holding a press conference.

Gillespie outlined his ideas and agenda for economic growth.

He also talked about coal jobs and tourism for the state.
   
"That's what I want to fight for, for that economic opportunity, economic growth, upward mobility, people able to lift themselves, and for this generation to be better than the generation that came before," said Gillespie.

He is a Republican running for U.S. Senate against Democrat incumbent Mark Warner.