E.W. Jackson's file:

Republican from Virginia

Earl Walker Jackson Sr. was the 2013 Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia. He lost to Democrat Ralph Northam. Jackson was previously an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nod in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. Jackson served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years. He graudated from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1975 and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., in 1978. He practiced law in the Boston area for 15 years.  In 1996, Jackson joined with the Christian Coalition to head "The Samaritan Project," an outreach program that distributed $500,000 to churches that were victim of arson. In 1998, he was consecrated a bishop and went on to establish Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational church in Chesapeake.

Recent statements involving E.W. Jackson

"In 1960, most black children were raised in two-parent, monogamous families." Today "we have only 20 percent of black children being raised in two-parent, monogamous families..."

"In Galveston, Texas, they have allowed people to privatize part of their Social Security. And people are building wealth."

Recent stories featuring E.W. Jackson

In Context: E.W. Jackson's statement on the Democratic Party:

"Black pastors are also going to have to answer whether they serve Jesus or the Democrat Party," said E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. "The black community will never prosper by betraying God and following leadership that curries the favor of the Democrat Party."

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