|Tim Kaine now has three Republicans trying to defeat him next November. We've already got Corey Stewart, the anti-immigrant, confederate-sympathizing "mini-Trump," and Nick Freitas, the anti-LGBTQ NRA shill -- both of whom want to serve as a rubber stamp for President Trump's extreme agenda in Virginia. Now, after teasing his run with a quiet website update last week, E.W. Jackson is officially in, too. |
You may think that a third opponent getting into this race would be more moderate... but you would be wrong. As Tim's research director, I spend a LOT of time looking into these guys, so I know exactly who we're dealing with. Here are the highlights:
E.W. Jackson, like many Republicans, wants to defund Planned Parenthood. But unlike almost anyone else, he has also called it "far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was.” Fact check: Planned Parenthood is one of the critical health organizations that provides access to care to many minority communities. He has called President Obama "the Antichrist." As for LGBTQ people? Jackson says they're "very sick" and "perverted."
This guy is beyond out-of-touch -- he's extremely offensive, dangerous, and would embarrass Virginia.
No matter which of these three extreme candidates Tim faces next year, it's clear that the Republican Party of Virginia doesn't have much to offer hardworking families in the Commonwealth. Their candidates would rather demonize our friends and neighbors than offer good ideas to help people.
But that doesn't mean it's going to be a cake walk. Special interests will pour money into this race to try to take Tim out of the Senate. To fight back, he needs every supporter to chip in $15 right now.
Let's show E.W. Jackson, Nick Freitas, Corey Stewart, and everyone else watching Virginia with a close eye that we're ready to build a *huge* grassroots movement behind Tim.
Thanks for your help. I'll keep you posted with the latest updates on our opponents.
Megan Apper, Team Kaine Research Director