RSS

Tag Archives: LT Governor

Black Republican Lt Governor Candidate Lies About Childhood

“Pulling oneself up by your bootstraps” is de rigeur for black conservatives. Apparently growing up in a normal black family just doesn’t impress the white conservative folks. It is part and parcel of the black conservative victim rap…

“Action Jackson”, the Republican Party’s newest back conservative “standard” didn’t feel his growing up was quite tragic enough…

So he invented privation.

EW “Action” Jackson buckdances for the white conservative folks…

Jackson’s stump stories of childhood deprivation challenged by acquaintances

E.W. Jackson, the Chesapeake preacher known for controversial rhetoric, is facing new challenges as his campaign for lieutenant governor of Virginia enters its final weeks.

According to interviews and campaign finance reports, Jackson’s campaign has struggled with basic management issues, including financial accounting. And more recently, vivid details of his escape from deprivation in a Chester, Pa., foster home — the emotional core of his stump speech — have been challenged by two women who were there.

A campaign spokesman said Thursday that everything Jackson says on the trail about his upbringing is true.

Jackson says life was so tough with his impoverished foster family that they sometimes had to eat mayonnaise sandwiches for dinner. Other nights, there was no supper at all.

There was also no indoor bathroom, Jackson said, and as the youngest of the foster children, “I brought the pot down.” He was last in line for the once-a-week bath in a galvanized tub.

“I’m like, ‘What house was he in?’ ” said Nadine Molet, the adopted daughter of foster parents Willie and Rebecca Molet.

Nadine Molet shared the same roof with Jackson and said the bathroom was on the first floor, beyond the well-stocked kitchen. “I never remember missing a meal. We always had fatback, cornbread, pancakes. We always took a lot of food to church.”

Leola Brown, who lived in the unit next door and would come over to babysit Molet and Jackson, said, “They didn’t want for anything.” She remembers the banana pudding and fruited Jell-O she’d find there, and the bathroom, just as in her unit, was past the kitchen and “off to the right.”

Jackson declined requests for interviews. His campaign spokesman, Brian Marriott, said: “Nothing he’s saying about his childhood is untrue. Those were the conditions he experienced.”

After leading a struggling gospel-radio venture and facing bankruptcy in Massachusetts, then moving to Virginia and pursuing his vision of building a worldwide church, Jackson has spent much of the past three years trying his hand at a new career as a political candidate.

Jackson has faced repeated eruptions over his past and present rhetoric, including comments on gays and non-Christians. Democratic opponent Ralph Northam, a child neurologist and state senator from Norfolk, assailed Jackson for those comments and others, including Jackson’s contention that gay people’s “minds are perverted.”

According to interviews and records, Jackson has blurred the lines between his political and religious lives. Starting with his long-shot bid for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2011 and 2012, his political efforts have faced financial questions.

In his run for lieutenant governor and his Senate bid, members of his tiny Chesapeake church were hired for campaign work.

Chris D’Ambra, a former campaign aide, said fundraising and money problems were constant.

“The problem was, he just wasn’t 100 percent committed to all the intricate details to actually get to that next step — to actually being in public office,” D’Ambra said.

D’Ambra had been brought on as campaign manager just out of college, following his previous job as a Papa John’s pizza delivery driver. Jackson’s campaign still owes him back pay, but he’s now entering Navy officer school and said he harbors no ill will.

Jackson was a hardworking boss and compelling speaker. “He was pretty calculated in every word he spoke, and he wanted us to be the same,” D’Ambra said.

Delmon Quesinberry, the former chairman of the Chesapeake Republican Party Committee and the man who brought Jackson into the local GOP, served as Jackson’s campaign treasurer in that race. As the bills stacked up, Quesinberry’s decades of accounting experience kicked in. But Jackson had other ideas.

“I have a certain way of doing this. If you had four bills that need to be paid, I would pay the oldest one. . . . We had a difference of opinion in that area,” Quesinberry said. “He felt like it was his campaign, and he would have the right to say who would get paid.”

Quesinberry would not say whom Jackson insisted on compensating. But he resigned, leaving the job of treasurer to Jackson’s wife. A Jackson spokesman declined to comment.

The Federal Election Commission has queried Theodora Jackson about the decision on her watch to essentially erase $25,000 from the campaign books. The campaign said it had mistakenly provided too high a figure for earlier donations. But the FEC has asked for more information.

In the lieutenant governor campaign, Theodora Jackson signed off on $13,000 in American Express bills listed as expenditures without detailing the actual spending as required by law. The campaign blamed her inexperience and last month promised corrections. But state officials said they have not received them.

Some of Jackson’s supporters have bristled at the attention. On a recent Sunday, nearly two dozen parishioners joined Jackson in the Springhill Suites meeting room where his church, the Exodus Faith Ministries, holds services. Congregant and campaign consultant JoAnn Barnes would not let a reporter attend….

 
1 Comment

Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Black Conservatives

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

MHP one Ewwwwwwwe Jackson, Republican LT Governor Candidate in Va

Ouch!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Black Conservatives

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet Jennifer Carrol, Candidate for Lt. Governor of Florida

There is a very good chance that Jennifer Carrol, running as a Republican will be the new Lt. Governor of Florida. So – to see what Jennifer is about, check her out on this video where she is campaigning for the guy who lost (Bill McCollum) to the guy she will now be campaigning for and with (Rick Scott)…

Politics indeed makes strange bedfellows.

In any case – Jennifer might be someone to keep an eye on in the future.

 
4 Comments

Posted by on September 2, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

Tags: , , , , ,

NY Governor David Paterson Wins a Big One

Been a tough week for NY Governor Paterson. Both the Obama Administration and the DNC are encouraging him not to run for Governor in 2010 based on his low poll numbers.

New York Governor David Paterson

New York Governor David Paterson

Adding to his woes has been the circus in the New York Senate, now deadlocked 31-31 votes Democrat/Republican. To break this deadlock, Governor Paterson appointed a new LT Governor to replace the seat he vacated when he moved to Governor after Elliot Spitzer’s resignation.

Republicans howled, and sued to block the appointment, which would provide a tie braking vote and make the Senate functional again.

New York court upholds governor’s appointment of lieutenant

New York State’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that Governor David Paterson has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor, granting the embattled governor a surprise victory in a case brought by Senate Republicans.

The New York Court of Appeals voted 4 to 3 that the governor “has the authority to fill a vacancy in the office of lieutenant-governor by appointment,” the ruling said.

Paterson, who himself became governor from his position as lieutenant governor under Eliot Spitzer, has said he is running for office, despite the reports that the Obama administration is concerned he could drag down New York’s Democratic members of Congress and the Democratic-controlled state legislature.

The ruling is from the New York Court of Appeals in Dean G. Skelos et al, vs. David Paterson et al, No. 183.

Paterson is running – and he just might surprise some folks.

 
2 Comments

Posted by on September 22, 2009 in News

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: