The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia, Chesapeake pastor E.W. Jackson, has a long history of financial and legal troubles, including his repeated failure to pay taxes in Massachusetts and Virginia, The Washington Examiner has learned.Oops. As it turns out, the nice fellow preaching the prosperity gospel has had quite a few instances of dubious prosperity. Not paying taxes and repeatedly being sued for not paying other debts does not seem the sort of thing that would make for good governing material, but what do we know? In today's Republican Party it might just count as mavericky. Only a dead fish pays his taxes, or however that saying goes?
Jackson's money problems extend back 30 years to when he was a young lawyer in Massachusetts, but continued into last year, when he was running for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, records show.
Or could this be the untimely end to the political ambitions of E.W. Jackson, world's greatest Republican?