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Government Watch: Jackson Talks, GOP Aims and Citizens Learn

Plus, is Janet Howell a hero?

EW Jackson at Republican Convention in Richmond     Credit: Patch File photo
EW Jackson at Republican Convention in Richmond Credit: Patch File photo

Say what? E.W. Jackson, Virginia’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is drawing criticism for saying  the Democratic Party is “anti-God” — and Christians should disassociate from it.

“I believe that the Democrat Party has become an anti-God party, I think it’s an anti-life party, I think it’s an anti-family party,” Jackson said last week in a radio interview, according to Salon. “And these are all things I think Christians hold to very dearly.” (Listen to audio of the exchange here.)

Read more about Jackson's statements here.

2. State Sen. Janet Howell has been nominated by Democracy For America as a Southern hero. Show your support here 

3. New GOP ad takes aim at Terry McAuliffe over Green Tech. Check it out.

4. Ready for some fall fun? The Fairfax County Park Authority opened registration for fall classes on Tuesday. Take a look at the ParkTakes site and pick sign up here.

5. Speaking of signups, check this out and learn more about the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department at its Citizens Fire & Rescue Academy. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 23, or until the class of 25 is filled. The nine-week academy will begin Sept. 19. To sign up for this free program, you must be 18 years of age and apply online atwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cfa.  
John Nunyobiz August 07, 2013 at 08:13 AM
Where does the Republican party find these candidates. You think they would have learned by now. I'm sure his tyrannical religious perspective will endear him to the teabaggers, but as usual will fall short of what the general public desires for leadership.
John Pinkman August 07, 2013 at 09:49 AM
Janet is an extraordinary person as well as an extraordinary stateswoman. She embodies everything that someone would want in a leadership role. Her view on contemporary issues as well as traditional issues is outstanding and reflects her constituents. As such she is an outstanding role model not only for politicians but for young women as well.

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