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Moore's Loss Could Be Ominous Sign for Stewart, Jackson

Freitas is emerging as an alternative to Stewart.

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 15, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

Former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s (R) “defeat in ruby-red Alabama may spell trouble for” Prince Wil­li­am County Su­per­vi­sors Chairman Corey Stewart (R) and 2013 lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson (R), “both of whom, like Moore, have pursued platforms far from the party’s establishment wing. Both Virginia hopefuls entered the Republican primary campaigning to the right of fellow GOP candidates: Stewart as a self-professed mini Donald Trump who has voiced support for Confederate statues and Jackson a firebrand preacher who has called gay people ill.”

“The Virginia GOP’s craving for a not-so-extreme candidate could be why” state Del. Nick Freitas (R), “an Army veteran and tea party-style conservative, is picking up early buzz as an alternative to Stewart.” (Washington Post)

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