Fiery Preacher E.W. Jackson Jumps into GOP Race in Virginia for U.S. Senate; Slams Corey Stewart

Repost from WaPo, by Jenna Portnoy

In announcing he will seek the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Virginia, outspoken preacher E.W. Jackson said Monday that his chief Republican rival, Corey Stewart, is a tax-and-spend politician who doesn’t understand the threat the country faces from Sharia law and radical Islam.

Jackson joins Stewart and a state lawmaker, Del. Nicholas J. “Nick” Freitas (Culpeper), in the Republican contest for the chance to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine (D), who is seeking reelection to a second term in 2018.

Out of the gate, Jackson attempted to out-insult the provocative Stewart, saying he “has had some dealings” with the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Islamic group, and “has never seen a tax increase . . . he didn’t like.”

Jackson did not elaborate but may have been referring to decisions earlier this year by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, which Stewart chairs, to issue a permit for the construction of a mosque in Nokesville and to raise property taxes.

He made the comments on the syndicated John Fredericks radio show before holding a news conference in Chesapeake.

Read the full report from The Washington Post.