While E.W. Jackson lost his bid for the U.S. Senate Republican nomination in Virginia to George Allen, he developed a very loyal following on the campaign trail. He refused to attack his opponents, but offered an inspiring and motivating campaign message that made him a favorite among conservative activists.
After the Senate race, many urged him to run for Lt. Governor. Jackson said that he was seriously considering it, but would not make a decision until after the November 6 election.
He was a first time candidate when he sought the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. He has now decided that he will become a candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, and make his official announcement next week. Because of his run for U.S. Senate, Jackson will start out as the only candidate in the Lt. Governor race who already has a statewide following.
”This is no time to withdraw,” Jackson said. “Constitutional conservatism is right for Virginia and right for all Americans, whether white, black, Hispanic, Filipino, Asian, Native American, male or female.
“I intend to take my message to every Virginian, regardless of background. We all share the vision of ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’ And we must all come together for the good of our Commonwealth and our country.”