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GOP Establishment’s Hand-Picked District 2 US House Candidate in Virginia Donated to Ralph Northam in 2017

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Reports are indicating that the Republican Party establishment has recruited businessman Tom Knox, who is the founder and CEO of Seniorcorp, to run the Congressional seat in District 2 for the state of Virginia in 2020.

Although he has not officially announced his campaign, an influential GOP consulting firm has snatched up many domains that indicate an upcoming Congressional run.

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The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) reportedly wants Knox to be the candidate to oppose Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria, the freshman legislator who won a narrow victory over incumbent Scott Taylor last year.

The GOP establishment wants Knox despite the fact that he donated to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s campaign in 2017, helping him obtain electoral victory against his Republican opponent with his generous contribution.

Thanks in part to Knox’s donation, Northam would go on to disgrace the entire state of Virginia after his college blackface antics were initially exposed to the nation by Big League Politics:

Virginia governor Ralph Northam accepts responsibility for his racist past in a new video address released Friday night. Democrats and Republicans alike are condemning Northam after Big League Politics published a medical school yearbook photo of Northam and a friend wearing blackface and a Ku Klux Klan hood, respectively.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called for Northam to resign as the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus convened an emergency meeting to figure out how to handle the Northam crisis. Senator Kamala Harris of California and presidential candidate Julian Castro have both called for Northam’s resignation.

Northam said he is prepared to do “hard work” to heal the wounds he has caused, but it appears that the damage is irreversible.

Northam refused to shake the hand of his black opponent E.W. Jackson during a 2013 televised debate in the Virginia lieutenant governor’s race.

E.W. Jackson, his black opponent, said that Northam is “consistent” in his behavior, and not shaking his hand was just evidence of that. (READ: Fallout Continues From Ralph Northam’s Blackface Yearbook Photo).

“It was insulting, but, on the other hand, I thought it was consistent with the way he behaves. Because, this spot he’s been running, saying that I believe that a child born with birth defects is born that way because of their parents’ sin is just a damnable, palpable, despicable lie. I don’t believe that. I never said anything like that. And it’s that kind of dishonesty that, to me, says this is not the kind of person that needs to be holding state-wide office. Not shaking my hand really just confirmed that,” E.W. Jackson said in an interview on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall.

Due to his financial contributions, Northam’s racist buffoonery can be considered the handiwork of the Republican establishment’s new golden boy in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district. The GOP masters may snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again with their new hand-picked RINO.

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House Republicans Hoping to Get Americans Back to Work By End of April

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House Republicans are considering plans that would help Americans get back to work by the end of the month. Kevin Brady of Texas told reporters on a conference call that the caucus is preparing preliminary plans that phase the workforce back in at the end of April.

Our focus is on locking down the virus while we’re taking the steps now to prepare to reopen the economy by the end of the month if the virus permits.”

Brady was careful to qualify that there’s no guarantee the public health situation in the United States would allow such a development.

“I think we should all expect the jobs, the unemployment in the GDP numbers to feel brutal over the short term. It’s because they are. This economy is taking hits like we’ve not seen in most of our lifetimes. But it is just a short-term hit.

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Initial social distancing guidelines set forth by the White House in conjunction with the CDC were extended from two weeks to April 30th earlier in the week, suggesting the executive branch may be cautiously looking towards the end of April to begin phasing out the unprecedented disruptions to everyday American life.

It is worth noting that an early cease to social distancing and commonsense measures to deter the spread of the Chinese coronavirus could prove to be even more harmful than the negative impacts to the economy since the beginning of the virus-related recession. This can’t be rushed. But the consequences of the economic damage are real, and all Americans should look to get everyday economic life up and running against as soon as possible.

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