Monday, January 16, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate wants to take his “Jackson Ax” to the budget

E. W. Jackson, U.S. Senate Candidate

E. W. Jackson will attend a Roanoke County Republican meeting Tuesday 7:00 p.m. at the Roanoke County Administration Building.

Chesapeake, VA – > Last night during a campaign speech in Chesapeake, U.S. Senate Candidate E.W. Jackson launched the second phase of his campaign to an enthusiastic hometown crowd.

After declaring, “I am not an African-American. I am an American,” Jackson went on to harshly criticize the Obama Administration’s fiscal and economic policies and addressed the notion that complaints towards the White House were racially motivated. Jackson proclaimed, “As an American that happens to be black, criticism of Barak Obama is not about the color of his skin. It is about his policies. I don’t care if a president is black or white. I just want our president to be red, white and blue.”

Jackson was clearly energized as he introduced the new members of his campaign staff. Among the new staff members, was Jackson’s campaign manager, Greg Aldridge, a Virginia native and resident of Floyd County. Aldridge is an entrepreneur who founded Appalachian Media Group Ltd. before focusing his efforts on politics. Joining Aldridge on the campaign team is Jackson’s communications director Chip Tarbutton a tea party activist who has taken a leave of absence from his position as Roanoke Tea Party President.

Jackson went on to say, “Our country is headed off a cliff and we don’t need a Washington insider. We need a champion. One who will go to Washington and fight.” One fight Jackson is prepared to have concerns the federal budget. Jackson reminded the crowd that President Obama has stated that the budget needed to be trimmed delicately “with a scalpel”. Jackson received resounding cheers when he told the audience, “We can’t fix the budget with a scalpel. We need an ax.”

To underscore that point he held up a full size ax painted like the American flag. The “Jackson Ax” received cheers from the audience and a string of encouraging comments during face to face discussions after the meeting.

The “Jackson Ax” will be a permanent fixture as Jackson campaigns around the state.

About EW Jackson:

EW Jackson served in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from Harvard Law School and studied at Harvard Divinity School.

He practiced law for 15 years in Boston, and later devoted his full time to ministry. His first book, “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” was published in 2008. His second book, “America the Beautiful – Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slaves” is scheduled for release on July 4th of this year.

He founded the Exodus Faith Ministries, a non-denominational church in Chesapeake VA. and is the founder of S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny, a national grassroots organization dedicated to restoring America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and values. EW has been active in numerous businesses, political and spiritual endeavours throughout his life. His articles have been published nationally and internationally. EW has been seen and heard on FOX News’ Your World With Neil Cavuto and Megyn Kelly’s America Live, ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Politically Incorrect, Hardball with Chris Matthews, C-Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio and many other media outlets. His work has been reported by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Mother Jones Magazine, World Magazine and other publications.

In recognition of his national ministry leadership, he was consecrated a Bishop in 1998. He and his wife have been married for forty years, have 3 children and have resided in Chesapeake for 13 years. Find out more about EW Jackson’s campaign to Fix Washington Now by going to

Posted By Valerie Garner

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