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Bishop E.W. Jackson Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Seat Being Vacated by Frank Wolf in Virginia: Says Marshall's Record is 'Without Peer'

Contact: Fran Griffin, 703-862-6741

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 10, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bishop E.W. Jackson, who last year ran as the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, has endorsed Bob Marshall for Congress in the upcoming April 26 primary to fill the vacancy left by Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf's retirement.

"I am enthusiastically endorsing Bob Marshall for the Republican nomination for Congress from the Tenth Congressional District," Jackson said, commenting that his decision was made "after considerable prayer and deliberation."

"I am well aware that Republicans of the Tenth District have an array of good candidates to choose from, but I am firm in my conviction that Bob Marshall best personifies our values," Jackson said in his endorsement.

"Marshall's 23-year legislative record in the House of Delegates serves as the most reliable predictor that the promises he makes in his campaign will be kept when he gets to Congress. We can rest assured that Delegate Marshall will adhere to his core principles no matter the opposition because he has a record of courage and unwavering faithfulness."

"Friends and foes alike agree that Bob Marshall will be a refreshing change from the political powerbrokers and dealmakers in Washington," Bishop Jackson continued. "He is exactly the person we need standing up for us in Congress at this critical time!

"Congress needs a conscience and Bob Marshall will provide it, even to Republican leaders when necessary. We know that Delegate Marshall will never trade away his conscience.

"Please know that I am not making this endorsement lightly. For the most part, I am remaining neutral in nomination contests," Jackson said.

"However, I endorse Bob Marshall because he is that rare bird in the aviary of politics who is dependable and predictable on the full gamut of issues important to conservatives:

  • adherence to the Constitution,
  • protection of religious liberties,
  • keeping taxes low and government limited,
  • preserving the traditional family in society,
  • upholding the sanctity of life, and
  • maintaining fiscal responsibility and accountability.

"Delegate Bob Marshall is without peer in the record he has established over many years.

"Please join with me in supporting Bob, and if you reside in the Tenth District, be sure to make plans now to vote in the Firehouse Primary which takes place for five hours only (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Saturday, April 26th. For most folks the polling place will be at a different location from the one where they usually vote. Details on polling locations are available on Bob's website at www.bobmarshallforcongress.com.

"Whether or not you live in the Tenth District, I appeal to you to give generously of your time and treasure to help achieve this critically important nomination of Bob Marshall for Congress!" Jackson concluded.

Bishop E.W. Jackson's family has roots in Virginia going back to the Revolutionary War. A pastor for more than 25 years, he is the former chaplain of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Fire Department, and the Family Foundation of Virginia. He has received numerous awards for leadership and community service.

After earning a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Bishop Jackson practiced law and taught law for many years. He is the author of the book, TEN COMMANDMENTS TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (2008), and many articles which have been published internationally.

Bishop Jackson has founded several organizations including Exodus Faith Ministries, Staying True to America's National Destiny (STAND), the Conservative Emergency Task Force, the Chesapeake MLK Leadership Breakfast, and Youth With A Destiny.

He and his wife of 38 years, Theodora, and their three children live in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Delegate Bob Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1991, is one of six candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Congress in a GOP "Firehouse Primary" on Saturday, April 26. The voting will take place at just ten polling locations throughout the 10th District of Virginia, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. 

For more information, go to www.bobmarshallforcongress.com or send a donation to Marshall for Congress, P.O. Box 178, Manassas, VA 20108. You may call Delegate Marshall at 571-409-0588.

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