Virginia Lt. Gov Candidate's Anti-Gay Comments Threaten GOP Efforts

Cuccinelli hopes to focus on economy but may get sidetracked.


The Republican National Committee did not return a request for comment on how Jackson's nomination reflected their base-broadening effort launched earlier this year, but Angelo says he's still optimistic about the direction his party is headed.

"It shows we still have some work to do as a party, but [RNC Chairman Reince Priebus] is doing a very good job navigating a very narrow balance beam," he says. "There may be a few more places where more losses will come before they realize being vehemently anti-gay is not something that will win elections. You can talk about jobs and the economy all you want but all it takes is one incendiary comment to provide the fodder for Democrats to highlight in a campaign."


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