E.W. Jackson Sr.

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E.W. Jackson Sr.
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Virginia
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
ProfessionLawyer, pastor
Campaign website
E.W. Jackson Sr. was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Virginia. Jackson was defeated by George Allen in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Jackson earned his J.D. from Harvard Law and practiced law for 15 years before becoming a pastor.[2]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Jackson's campaign platform included the following issues:[3]

  • Reduce regulation
  • Repeal Obamacare
  • Constitutional principles



See also: United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012

Jackson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Virginia. Jackson was defeated by George Allen in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Allen was considered the front-runner, as he had outraised his Republican challengers and had the benefit of greater name recognition. Jackson ran to the right of Allen, although all four candidates agreed on most issues.[4]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012, detailing the eight races in the Senate in 2012 that would impact the political fate of which party ended up with control in 2013.[5] The seat rated a toss-up that Sabato's Crystal Ball believed was most likely to depend on the outcome of the Presidential election in November is the Senate seat in Virginia.[5] According to the article, "outcome of this race will largely be determined by which party claims Virginia’s 13 electoral votes in November."[5]

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