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May 19, 2013


Virginia GOP Picks Tea Party Slate

"Rejuvenated by a Democratic scandal in Washington and a tea party conservative atop their ticket, Virginia Republicans Saturday nominated a trio of statewide candidates whose fate will be closely watched as an indicator of the health of the national GOP," Politico reports.

GOP gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli (R) "was one of three conservatives chosen Saturday for the GOP's 2013 ticket -- a reaction, many here at the state party convention said, to last year's failed presidential bid by Mitt Romney, a Republican they thought was too moderate and waffling," the Washington Post reports.

"E.W. Jackson, a minister from Chesapeake, won the nomination for lieutenant governor with a full-throated appeal for limited government, traditional families and gun rights... For attorney general, the party nominated state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), who this year successfully pushed tougher voter ID rules."














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