The Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Ed Gillespie, was in the Richmond area this week speaking to local business owners about their challenges and what they want to see from their elected leaders. Paul Dorn, owner of Colonial Body and Paint Shop and Colonial Mobile Glass Shop, employs 18 people in Mechanicsville. He told Gillespie his biggest need from the government is a sense of stability. He feels that the President and Congress are paying for too many benefits. Gillespie says he hears many business owners don’t have confidence in the economy and are worried about regulations. On Saturday, Gillespie and his Democratic opponent, Senator Mark Warner, will debate for the first time at the Virginia Bar Association’s annual meeting at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.