E. W. Jackson, the preacher turned failed lt. governor candidate in Virginia, is doing what every failed Republican candidate seemingly does these days: Forming a Political Action Committee. It’s not clear what his PAC will actually do, however.
E.W. Jackson, the controversial GOP nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor who lost by 11 points, is not going away.
The African-American minister, who won an upset victory on the fourth ballot at a May nominating convention, announced plans at a Republican retreat here this weekend to launch a new political action committee called “Unite Virginia.”
Jackson, 61, said his new PAC will focus on a wide range of issues, from supporting school vouchers to restoring voting rights for non-violent felons to fighting against a change in the state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
This is what they all do — Sarah Palin, Allen West, Michele Bachmann. When they fail as candidates, they form a PAC so they can raise money and continue to get everything paid for. Those PACs rarely actually do much of anything. Palin’s PAC has done virtually nothing, spending less than $300,000 supporting candidates out of nearly $5 million raised. I don’t expect Jackson’s to be any different. Grifters gotta grift.