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A former republican delegate from Virginia calls this year's GOP team 'extreme.' Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver has the story.

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The new Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson, is being slammed for his past incendiary remarks, including one in which he compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK.

Jackson, a black minister and activist, is a Tea Party conservative and, along with Ken Cuccinelli for governor and Sen. Mark Obenshain for attorney general, completes an entire Tea Party ticket for the Virginia GOP.

In a video posted last September, Jackson said “Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was."

The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.

He also decried black voters' “slavish devotion to Democrats.” Politico reports that these past comments will likely “inflame the culture-war politics of the state’s 2013 elections.”

BuzzFeed has a list of the top ten most anti-gay remarks Jackson has made, including one where he says he believes there is a direct connection between being gay and being a pedophile.

Jackson beat out a crowded field of seven contenders for the Republican nomination at the state GOP convention this weekend. 

IN OTHER NEWS:

* Cuccinelli is officially the GOP nominee for Virginia governor (News4)

* Sen. Mark Obenshain won the Republican nomination for attorney general at the Virginia GOP convention over the weekend. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

* Hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, Prince George’s County officials unveiled a new foreclosure action plan aimed at speeding up the demolition process after knocking down nearly 50 houses and apartment complexes so far this fiscal year. (Washington Examiner)

* The Eisenhower family opposes Frank Gehry’s design of the Eisenhower memorial. (Washington Examiner)

* Councilmember Tommy Wells announced his mayoral campaign Saturday outside in the pouring rain. (Washington City Paper)

* Judge Katie O’Malley—Gov. Martin O’Malley’s wife—does a fashion shoot for Baltimore Style magazine. (Maryland Reporter)

* Despite similar speculation for Gov. O’Malley and Gov. Cuomo for 2016, the two have vastly different political styles. (Baltimore Sun)
 

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