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Jackson wins GOP nomination for lieutenant governor
Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 5/19/2013 | 103198

Posted on 05/19/2013 6:45:42 AM PDT by 103198

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To: Perseverando

Thank you for the YouTube links.


51 posted on 05/19/2013 9:51:45 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: RetiredArmy

Before I went to Stanford, I got 1 year from Washington, which is so liberal, it makes Harvard look like Dick Cheney University. Yet, I got high grades for my transfer. It all depends on the type of student you were and you are able to work the system instead of the system working you...or brainwashing you.


52 posted on 05/19/2013 9:56:25 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Nextrush
I have met him and heard him speak many times. I will vote for him, but I am fairly confident that he will be defeated decisively in the general election.

It is one thing to speak in platitudes and another to talk about the issues that are relevant at the state level. Things like transportation, Medicaid, jobs, etc. become the big issues. I have yet to hear Jackson talk about them in any meaningful way. He has never held elective office and he has never been an executive.

It remains to be seen if he will help or hurt the other Reps on the ticket.

Here is the guy Jackson will probably run against-- Aneesh Chopra

53 posted on 05/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by kabar
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To: C. Edmund Wright; RetiredArmy

His Harvard divinity training would have little to do with pastorate service and a lot to do with influence of liberalism in all aspects of life.


54 posted on 05/19/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: 103198
Pete Snyder was the anointed "candidate-that-can-win-in-November." He had it all: tons of money from his personal wealth, good looks, winning smile, pretty blond wife, casual attractiveness (all his pictures show him with an open collar -- never a necktie), a well-organized and funded campaign staff, lots of young volunteers, and to top it all he makes award-winning BBQ sauce! What's not to like? In my opinion, he looked too tailor-made, and, frankly, a little shallow.

E.W. Jackson has none of Snyder's attractive benefits -- he has no money, no staff to speak of, he's old, he's always shown in a suit-and-tie, and he doesn't know much about BBQ sauce. What Jackson has in abundance is Substance. Listen to him for 5 minutes and you know that he's the real deal -- rock solid to the core. He won't toe the line for the Establishment. He will act on his core beliefs, and you know that he won't be shaken.

During the last presidential election, Gov. McDonnell told VA republicans long before the first debate that we needed to line up behind Mitt Romney because he was "the-candidate-that-could-win-in-Novemeber." This time around, the people had a chance to make their pick, and they went for the candidate who touched their souls. They went for the candidate with depth, substance, and core beliefs that matched their own.

Snyder has a bright future in Virginia politics, and I'll be happy to support him should he run for Senate or some other office down the line.

I really like Jackson, and will work and pray for his Victory in November.

55 posted on 05/19/2013 10:03:54 AM PDT by JHL
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To: max americana; RetiredArmy

Sure sounds like he made it out “untainted.”


56 posted on 05/19/2013 10:08:28 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Drawn7979

I would say yes.


57 posted on 05/19/2013 10:15:29 AM PDT by 103198
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Sorry about that - my fault. I'm a long time Freeper but a newbie poster...
58 posted on 05/19/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT by 103198
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To: JHL
I also suggest Pete Snyder was the RE candidate. Hand picked by Bill (and maybe Bob?) to run the Victory campaign for Romney/Allen in 2011. That didn't work too well.

What really bothered me was his participation in the inaugural celebration for Barry at Holland & Knight with a bunch of Dims (http://www.politico.com/politicoinfluence/0113/politicoinfluence9878.html).

HOLLAND & KNIGHT HOSTS INAUGURAL CELEBRATION: Holland & Knight hosted a Monday inauguration celebration at their downtown office, just a block away from the White House. The crowd included Virginia LG candidate Pete Snyder, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Barclays International Vice President Salvador Torres and Charles Yi, staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

In a search a while ago and per VPAP.org, he also donated $25,000 to Bill Bolling and close to nothing to anyone else.

I totally agree with you about Romney - and Jackson, and pray that Jackson will win. Jackson is the real deal.

59 posted on 05/19/2013 10:36:05 AM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

He sounds like a man I would be happy to vote for.


60 posted on 05/19/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: TurkeyLurkey
His Harvard divinity training would have little to do with pastorate service and a lot to do with influence of liberalism in all aspects of life.

Accept, of course, there's not a single wit of evidence in his last 30 years or so that you can point to............

61 posted on 05/19/2013 10:52:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: popdonnelly

He is.


62 posted on 05/19/2013 10:52:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: kabar

Obama did not easily win Virginia really, 50%- to 48% I believe, after beating McCain 52-47.


63 posted on 05/19/2013 10:53:42 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: kabar
Don't forget that Jamie was supporting Susan Stimpson along with a number of other Tea Party supporters. Donna also works with the Tea Party and has a great amount of respect within various organizations especially due to her work on Agenda 21. Neither are to be taken lightly and took Tea Party support to Susan. The Tea Party organizations did not walk in lock step with the Middle Resolution/RTP assessment. I'm very familiar with the interviews and candidate analysis they did.

I'm not sure what you are suggesting is pure fantasy. I will assume that it is the concept of voting for Bishop Jackson. If you concur that at least 60% of the folks in the Coliseum has some type of relationship to Tea Parties, like myself and over 80% in my delegation - and Bishop Jackson received 58% of the vote on the last ballot, then a lot of Tea Party Patriots voted for Jackson. I know when we learned that the Middle Resolution had jumped to Pete Snyder on the last vote, most of the remaining Tea Party folks went to Jackson. This is also true when Susan dropped out and Jamie supported Pete. More Tea Party went to Jackson. Pete Snyder was not the choice of individual Tea Party folks and they weren't going to go to Snyder.

I was a Corey supporter too. I loved what he did at the end. It killed Pete.

Which delegation were you in? I was in Goochland - and per an earlier thread, we need to get Richmond area Freepers together.

64 posted on 05/19/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

Not trying to interpret that the wrong way but... what?
“BTW, Corey Stewart walked hand-in-hand with Bishop Jackson around the Coliseum...”


65 posted on 05/19/2013 10:55:37 AM PDT by swampthang77
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About E.W. Jackson (from his campaign website)

E.W. Jackson served three years and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree(BA), Summa Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Three years later he graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor (JD). While in law school, he was accepted into the Baptist ministry and studied theology at Harvard Divinity School.

Jackson practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, and taught Regulatory Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate level at Northeastern University in Boston. Since returning to his ancestral home of Virginia, he has also taught graduate courses in Business and Commercial Law at Strayer University in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

In 1997, he retired from his private law practice in order to devote full time to ministry. However, he still taught law and maintained both his avid interest in – and commitment to – civic and political responsibility. His first book, “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” was published in 2008. His second book, “America the Beautiful – Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slaves” is scheduled for release in 2012.

Jackson’s family history in Virginia dates back to the time of the Revolutionary War. According to the 1880 census, his great grandparents (Gabriel and Eliza) were a sharecropper family in Orange County, Virginia. His grandfather, Frank Jackson, moved to Richmond and then to Pennsylvania where Jackson was born.

Jackson and his wife Theodora were sent to Boston on orders from the United States Marine Corps in 1971. Motivated by their desire for an environment more compatible with their conservative and Christian values and inspired by the knowledge that it is his ancestral home, Jackson moved back to Virginia 1998.

He is the Founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational Christian church in Chesapeake, Virginia with a satellite in Boston, Massachusetts. On July 4, 2009, he launched S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny (www.standamerica.us), a national organization dedicated to restoring America’s founding values which were informed by the principles found within the Jewish and Christian faiths.

STAND, with Jackson as president, aided the 2012 election effort both in Virginia and nationally. Most recently, he launched “Exodus Now”. The Exodus project is a national effort to encourage Christians and other people of moral values within the black community to leave the current Democratic Party because its current leadership has abandoned the founding principles of this Nation.

Jackson’s Youtube videos in support of that effort were played on Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham and to date have over 1.5 million views online. This is a part of his ongoing project to educate citizens on how the current leadership of the Democratic Party is not representing their values and to break the cycle of electoral dependency on the Democratic Party within the Black community.

After years of political activism, E.W. Jackson was encouraged by friends and family to seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. In May 2011 he declared his candidacy. While unsuccessful in his bid, the campaign gave rise to a strong following which many believe will lead to his election to public office in the near future. He was also called on by the nominee and the Republican Party to help in the general election campaign.

Among his current accomplishments, Jackson chairs the historic Conservative Emergency Task Force (CETF), which held a Summit in Washington DC on March 15, 2011 bringing together Congressional Representatives – including Michelle Bachman, Allen West and Senator Rand Paul, Tea Party leaders and social, economic and national security conservatives to address what Jackson calls “the present national emergency”.

He hosts a weekly CETF conference call to facilitate communication and cooperation among conservatives nationwide. As an outgrowth of that effort, he is one of the primary authors of the Declaration of Freedom, a statement to be signed by 56 prominent contemporary patriots (Council of 56) symbolic of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Jackson has received numerous awards for his leadership and community service, including the Family Life Award from the African American Family Association for his pro-life advocacy; the Lead Hampton Roads Award for Excellence in Leadership; the Trustee Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; the “Outstanding Leader” Award from Lead Virginia; the Republican Party of Virginia’s 2010 Award for “Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year” and the “Character Does Count” Award from The Patriot Republican Women.

He and his wife founded the annual Chesapeake MLK Leadership Breakfast which draws hundreds to celebrate the life and ideals of Dr. King. He is also the founder of “Youth With a Destiny”, a non-profit organization established to help youth avoid gangs, drugs and violence. He served as Chaplain for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Fire Department and the Family Foundation of Virginia.

A compelling and compassionate communicator, Jackson managed a gospel radio station for 10 years; hosted local and nation radio talk shows; and did national commentaries for a network of over 400 radio stations. He is a much sought after Public speaker in a diverse array of venues.

His articles have been published nationally and internationally. He has been a guest on FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Your World With Neil Cavuto, Megyn Kelly’s America Live, CBN World News, ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Politically Incorrect, Hardball, C-Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio, Virginia Public Radio in Richmond and Tony Macrini’s radio show in Hampton Roads and many other media outlets. His work has been reported by the Washington Examiner, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Mother Jones Magazine, World Magazine and other publications.

In recognition of his national ministry leadership, E.W. Jackson was consecrated a Bishop in 1998. He and his wife, Theodora, have been married for forty-one years, have three children and reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.


66 posted on 05/19/2013 10:56:08 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: popdonnelly
I'm biased, but I'll suggest that he is the real thing. Former Marine, Harvard educated (law and divinity), and I could go on. He is not an empty suite. If sit down and talk with him, you will find that he is a very intelligent person. Of course he has to be since he is a conservative.

As mentioned in this thread, he is a brilliant speaker but doesn't have a good machine or political background. He will need a lot of help - but the Cooch machine and Mark's campaign staff should help him.

67 posted on 05/19/2013 11:01:30 AM PDT by 103198
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68 posted on 05/19/2013 11:05:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: swampthang77
Yes, I need to learn how to write better.

It was a dramatic event to see Chairman of the Prince William Board of Supervisors Corey Stewart come to the floor and raise Bishop Jackson's hand as in a show of victory like in a boxing match. That was just after Pete Snyder's people had signs and flyers stating the Corey Stewart had endorsed Pete Snyder.

69 posted on 05/19/2013 11:07:27 AM PDT by 103198
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To: Rennes Templar
"Does every conservative have to be a Tea Party affiliate?" Right on! The Kamikaze Conservatives will find some way to scuttle this guy because he doesn't pass all 17 litmus tests and simply hand the election over to the Democrat.

Those "Conservatives" sat home last November and allowed Obama to be reelected. History shows they do that over and over again, expecting a different result.

70 posted on 05/19/2013 11:08:00 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

It would also depend on how long ago he got the training. Some of these liberal schools weren’t always that way in those departments. If he got it decades ago, I wouldn’t be too concerned with it.


71 posted on 05/19/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yes, to worry about this is absurd - unless and until he starts spouting Ivy League bullsh-t - which apparently he never does - judging by what Virginians say about him.


72 posted on 05/19/2013 11:14:27 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well, as I said in #61 it looks like he got out untainted...
from all the very informative comments—and that is REMARKABLE, considering the “education” he received and what he had to regurgitate in order to get his degree. Makes me think this man really knows the Lord and is growing in His faith.


73 posted on 05/19/2013 11:17:32 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

#61 s/b #56


74 posted on 05/19/2013 11:20:30 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

I hope he does know the Lord and I hope he is growing in his faith....but for the job he’s applying for now, I am far more concerned about the same qualities concerning the Constitution - which he has made abundantly clear over an entire career apparently.


75 posted on 05/19/2013 11:22:00 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: kabar

I worked as an election official in November ‘12. Amazing how many (totally clueless) voters volunteered that they had not voted since ‘08. Now the D organization with tons of McAuliffe $$$ may work to get those folks out in ‘13, but most seemed uninclined to vote except for Barack. They gonna go out and vote for a rich white guy?


76 posted on 05/19/2013 11:24:31 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
I think you hit the nail on the head. In 2008 and 2012 they got the low information voters in the Commonwealth. As an example, they registered 7,500 new voters in Harrisonburg in 2012. Most of them were college students (JMU,etc.) and most voted. In 2009, less than 100 of those same voters voted. The Dims did it in every college town and urban area in Virginia. Brilliant plan in combination with harassment of conservative political groups...
77 posted on 05/19/2013 11:31:08 AM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

I’ve been saying since ‘08 that Obama did not carry VA or at least VA voters, that they’d done a masterful job of registering students, ESPECIALLY those from solidly blue states that didn’t need their votes. For whatever reason (maybe even ‘better education’) folks from NY/NJ/NE like to send their kids to VA and NC for college.


78 posted on 05/19/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TurkeyLurkey; max americana

Can only pray that he did indeed get out untainted. I have read many, many articles regarding the apostate training going on these days in the seminaries. Our pastor even speaks of the “training” that is going on. That way too many are coming out of school with leftist leanings, unBibical views, apostate beliefs, that all religions “gods” are the same and lead to heaven. You know what I mean. You have probably heard it all also. When we moved back here to Alabama from WA state and were looking for a church home, we encountered some of these “young” and new pastors. They are left leaning and that is scary. Sadly, our pastor is battling lung cancer and we are praying that the Good Lord will grant our prayers and heal him. We are afraid that if we lose him, we may encounter these types as potential replacement candidates and that will not go down at our church. So, we pray hard for our pastor’s health. He is only 61 and has many many more year left to preach God’s word. We pray for it.


79 posted on 05/19/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Christians live in the world. You seem to think Christians should be separated, or maybe isolated, from service to country or other arenas of life.

True Christians who are growing in their faith have something that people of the world lack—God’s wisdom, not the wisdom of man. It can be found in God’s book, the Bible, and it is given by God Himself to those who repent from their sins and believe in Christ for the forgiveness of them. He also tells believers to ask for it. If the man is growing in His faith, he is obedient to God, and he is growing in the wisdom of God.

That’s the kind of man/woman I want leading my country.


80 posted on 05/19/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey
Christians live in the world. You seem to think Christians should be separated, or maybe isolated, from service to country or other arenas of life.

You are as Phariseeical judgmental as you are ignorant. I was making a point that perhaps you were mistaking how to choose a pastor with how to choose a candidate. And I submit that you are. I also am sorry that your faith is so weak you need role models in office. All I ask for are people in government who will leave me alone so that I may apply my faith without their interference. I pity you and your lack of familiarity with what the Bible and the Constitution say about the proper role of secular government in the lives of Christians.

81 posted on 05/19/2013 11:40:38 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: 103198

More than anything, what should be noted about black Republican conservatives is that they have character in abundance.

Something that deeply grates on middle and upper-middle class black Americans is being lumped together with poor, often criminal, lower class blacks. No matter how much they have worked to become educated, nor how successful in business and wealth they have become, society often treats them like they are still “ghetto”. It bugs the heck out of them.

And liberal Democrats are the worst offenders with these stereotypes. And over the years it builds up resentment.

However, when a successful and honorable black candidate runs as a conservative Republican, it is a statement to middle and upper-middle class blacks that they represent middle and upper-middle class black *values*. And this character represents much more than skin color.

It is no surprise how much liberal Democrats hate and fear such people. Because each one is a crack in the Democrat monolith of black voters.


82 posted on 05/19/2013 11:50:24 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My, my, you certainly jump to a lot of conclusions as well as throw around the insults...your point was not made to me, but to Retired Army. Thanks for proving my point.

Like I said I want a man or woman who has the wisdom of God leading my country.


83 posted on 05/19/2013 11:50:42 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It is interesting you should write this now. I was looking at the Richmond Times Dispatch article comments and in the first comment, he is called “token” already.


84 posted on 05/19/2013 11:54:28 AM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

Must’ve been great...
I love Jackson and if the establishment hadn’t gone with Allen, we might’ve had a conservative senator in 2012.


85 posted on 05/19/2013 11:59:03 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: kabar

I understand your point but at risk of being called a tin-foil capped paranoid,
I think you discount possible fraud...
My precinct voting place moved from a fire station to a black church (nice people). My neighbor who has an unlisted number got called by the NAACP for the first time in his life before the 2012 vote...
I know there was fraud (how else did the House stay Pub) but can give you just this known story that has confirmed my suspicions...


86 posted on 05/19/2013 12:16:25 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: TurkeyLurkey

You are the ones who jumped to conclusions...about me...and about who might have the wisdom of God. Not every Christian politician has “the wisdom of God” by any means. And while I would certainly prefer someone leading the country who has the wisdom of God, I am much more able to discern who has the wisdom to leave me alone and it’s much easier to see who has the wisdom of the Founders.

In fact, the wisdom of the Founders was the wisdom of God, and that meant limited Government.


87 posted on 05/19/2013 12:16:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: kabar

But you have said you were a Corey Stewart fan...
I know Stewart from past interactions during his last campaign...
Because of these, I would not have supported him as a delegate...
But definitely would if he had gotten the LG spot...
Personal choice based on experience.


88 posted on 05/19/2013 12:20:11 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: 103198

Boy, thanks for that....
Will try to keep an open mind on him in the future but with this info, no way would I back him right now...


89 posted on 05/19/2013 12:23:30 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac
It was bizarre. When the first unit delegation vote came in, Jackson had twice the count of the second place finisher. That stunned the unit. I thought we were outlying the norm. Then the district came in - and the same result. Then the count for the full convention came in and it was the same. How was it possible for Jackson to beat the second place finisher two to one?

After Jeanmarie and Steve were dropped off, he went up and more than doubled the second place vote on the second ballot. Apparently Jeanmarie asked her small number of delegates to vote for the Bishop.

After Susan and Scott dropped for the third ballot, and Scott told his delegates to vote for Pete and other horse trading was going on, he still gained and received 49.7% of the vote. The voting officials looked very hard at each under and over count ballot to verify the count. A few more Jackson ballots would have meant a Jackson victory.

Then it really got intense before the final vote with Pete's camp claiming all of the endorsements including Corey Stewart. That all changed when Corey toured the floor with Bishop Jackson.

It was more fun than I expected. I just had hoped that it won't have lasted so long. After the acceptance speech, presentation of the ticket, and getting out of the Coliseum, it was after 10:30.

90 posted on 05/19/2013 12:36:02 PM PDT by 103198
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; Coop

Not sure if you all heard the great news.


91 posted on 05/19/2013 1:43:37 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: 103198

Yikes! That’s late but you all really were wonderful to take the weekend, work hard and give us a great slate.
I’m stoked but since 2012, very gun-shy and will gnaw my nails until it’s over...


92 posted on 05/19/2013 2:04:30 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy

Bishop Jackson was my endorsed candidate, but I thought he might get lost in the shuffle with other better-funded candidates (but apparently delivered such a barnburner of a speech, he led every ballot from jump street). I just hope he doesn’t get screwed by the VA GOP like that hapless minister Senate candidate did against Robb in 1988.

Tom Davis’s RINO wife got eliminated immediately, that was a nice touch.


93 posted on 05/19/2013 2:40:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Black Agnes

Or that the NJ Gov is suffering from blackmail.


94 posted on 05/19/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

In NJ both parties are dirty. It’s probably just a matter of which side of the aisle is buying off the other.


95 posted on 05/19/2013 2:47:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Perseverando

I’m sold:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_KaZ53eDg

Can we get him to speak in Cook County, IL?


96 posted on 05/19/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama did not easily win Virginia really, 50%- to 48% I believe, after beating McCain 52-47.

Where are you getting your information from? In VA Obama beat Romney 51.2% to 47.3% or 3.9% compared to 2008 when he won with 52.6% to 46.3% or 6.3%. I consider an almost 4% margin an easy victory. Obama won nationally by 3.8%, also an easy victory.

97 posted on 05/19/2013 3:39:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

4% could hardly be described as an “easy” victory. Anything under 5% could rightly be called “narrow.” I’d tend to call “easy” where it’s barely contested, probably above 15-20%.


98 posted on 05/19/2013 3:53:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 103198
Don't forget that Jamie was supporting Susan Stimpson along with a number of other Tea Party supporters. Donna also works with the Tea Party and has a great amount of respect within various organizations especially due to her work on Agenda 21.

I worked closely with them on the Tea Party Convention and was one of the sponsors. I was part of the COLA committee putting together legislation for the General Assembly. I have a great deal of respect for Jamie and Donna.

The Tea Party organizations did not walk in lock step with the Middle Resolution/RTP assessment. I'm very familiar with the interviews and candidate analysis they did.

I am a Tea Party member and a member of Middle Resolution, which is a great organization. I did not participate in these interviews but have participate in other MR candidate interviews.

I am not saying that there was unanimity in the ranking of the candidates. It was a consensus and a worthwhile effort to try to get behind one candidate rather than split support among a number of candidates. In the past, the Tea Party has split its support giving the establishment candidate the advantage. As it worked out, the establishment candidates were defeated. IMO Corey would have a made a much stronger candidate, but we are stuck with Jackson who will no do well against Chopra.

Which delegation were you in? I was in Goochland - and per an earlier thread, we need to get Richmond area Freepers together.

Fairfax County. Although I live in FC, I became a member of the Richmond Tea Party.

99 posted on 05/19/2013 3:54:36 PM PDT by kabar
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I worked as an election official in November ‘12. Amazing how many (totally clueless) voters volunteered that they had not voted since ‘08. Now the D organization with tons of McAuliffe $$$ may work to get those folks out in ‘13, but most seemed uninclined to vote except for Barack. They gonna go out and vote for a rich white guy?

I worked as a Rep poll watcher during early voting and election day in 2012 and numerous times during earlier elections including 2008.

The Dems have registered more voters since 2008 and 2012. The have developed a powerful ground game. Kaine got more votes than Obama in 2012.

It remains to be seen how motivated the Dem voters will be during the midterms. They will vote for a rich white guy if they think that their issues are under threat with another Rep in Richmond. And I wonder how motivated Rep voters will be given the leadership of Boehner and Cantor and Rep idiots like Rubio and Ryan who want amnesty.

Why should we want to keep the Reps in control of the House when Boehner doesn't follow the Hastert Rule? If an amnesty passes prior to the midterms, you will see a sharp decline in GOP voting, including myself.

100 posted on 05/19/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by kabar
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