There have been allegations of financial problems including bankruptcy with Jackson who has been a perpetual candidate for years in VA for all kinds of offices.
Corey Stewart received the VA Tea Party endorsement. He was the Tea Party candidate in this race. Pete Snider was the establishment candidate. Jackson is the gadfly candidate. IMO Jackson will be defeated soundly by the Dems in November.
I bet there will be a hue and cry by the establishment that we should have had a primary rather than a convention to nominate our candidates. There is no doubt that Jackson would have lost in a primary.
Snyder vice Snider.
Thanks for the inside look:
Now, with the IRS scandal - and this is one that will NOT go away - dove tailing with the train wreck of Obama Care - perhaps his Constitutional bent and speech making ability will work with Cuccinelli and work out. I also don’t think an inside crony like McAuliffe will sell well in light of all of this.
As I recall, Virginia’s 09 election was almost a straight up and down the ballot referendum on Obama, the candidates were almost not relevant - and Obama got shellacked. If its that kind of referendum in ‘13, I think Obama gets shellacked again.
I know very little about the guy, but we’ll see how this plays out in the general election.