Richmond, VA – Today, E.W. Jackson released the following statement after filing with the Republican Party of Virginia as a candidate seeking the Republican Nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The nominee will be chosen by delegates at the May 18th RPV Convention:
“This morning I filed the documents required by RPV to become an official candidate for the Republican Nomination for Lt. Governor. I also paid the required fee and the voluntary fee of $10,000. While we all wish these kinds of financial barriers were not necessary, conventions cost money, and my campaign is proud to join with Ken Cuccinelli and the other candidates to do our part. I am grateful to the many contributors who have helped us reach the next phase of our campaign.
As I travel across Virginia speaking with individuals, small businesses, churches and groups of every kind, I see the signs of new unity, a new Republican Party, based on common sense conservative principles that appeal to all Virginians and broad outreach to those who share our values but have been misinformed about who we are.
Black, Hispanic and other minority citizens are finding out that we are not against them, but for them and they are receptive. We share a common commitment to our Constitution, to liberty and to equality of opportunity for all Virginians. If I become the nominee, the seeds I am sowing now will bring a harvest of inspiration and unity that will help carry Republicans to victory in November.”