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Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Blasts Democrats Over Rejected Donation

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    Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Blasts Democrats Over Rejected Donation
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    Justin Fairfax speaks to reporters on April 3, 2019.

    Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax blasted his own political party for not letting him sponsor a table at major fundraising event.

    The Democratic Party of Virginia recently rejected Fairfax's bid to donate $2,500 to pay for a table at the party's annual Blue Commonwealth dinner.

    DPV spokesman Jake Rubenstein said the party does not feel "comfortable" accepting money from Fairfax after two women accused him of sexual assault.

    Fairfax has denied the allegations and his spokesman Lauren Burke said the party is denying Fairfax due process.

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    Rubenstein said neither Gov. Ralph Northam nor Attorney General Mark Herring, who have both admitted to wearing blackface while young men, have sought to sponsor a table.

    Rubenstein said all three men are welcome to attend the June fundraiser.

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