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GOP NOMINEE Jackson defends controversial comments

Candidate says he commented on KKK and gays as a pastor

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am

E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, is not backing down from his comments on gays and the Ku Klux Klan that have drawn fire from the GOP and Democrats.

“I do not retract anything that I said,” Jackson said in a brief interview before a fundraising lunch hosted by Virginia Senate Republicans in Richmond on Thursday. The event at the Richmond Marriott was closed to the public.

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