E.W. Jackson, the Virginia Republican lietenent governor nominee who has made national headlines for such incendiary comments as comparing Planned Parenthood to the KKK, has a history of money and legal troubles that date back thirty years, according to the Washington Examiner.
On his campaign website, Jackson lists starting a non-profit organization to help young people avoid gangs, drugs and violence as one of his accomplishments. But the organization, the Examiner reports, was shuttered by the Virginia State Corporation Commission in 2012 after failing to pay state fees in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Last year, Jackson was forced to pay taxes he owed to the City of Chesapeake after the city sued him for the money. And in 2007, a couple sued him for failing to pay rent on space leased by his Chesapeake church.
In 1993, Jackson filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to federal court records obtained by the Examiner. He owed nearly three dozens creditors including, city, state and federal tax collection agencies, his law school alma mater, Harvard University, several banks, a church, a hospital, realtors and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
This, a sampling of some of the financial and legal problems the Examiner uncovered, could create more problems for the party's gubernatorial nominee, Ken Cuccinelli, who is running as an anti-tax, fiscal conservative and has already been trying to distance himself from Jackson for his outspoken social stances.
Jackson is a largely unvetted candidiate and was selected as the nominee through a GOP convention, not through a more typical primary election by voters. Jackson said he would hold a press conference to address his past troubles.