The already crowded field for 2013 Lieutenant Governor candidates just got a little more crowded.
I am told by a close friend who is a huge fan of E.W. Jackson that the bishop held a conference call today for a large group of supporters. On this call Jackson announced that, in response to a groundswell of support, he will throw his hat into the ring to succeed Bill Bolling by seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor at next spring’s convention in Richmond.
Jackson will join Prince William’s Del. Scott Lingamfelter and Chairman Corey Stewart; Chesterfield’s Sen. Steve Martin; and Stafford’s Chairman Susan Stimpson among those announced for the run. (Apologies if I left anyone off the list… ;-) ) Still others are rumored to be considering a bid, including failed Virginia Victory coordinator, Pete Snyder.