HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Controversy surfaced among republicans in Virginia.
Local Congressman Scott Rigell said he fully supports Ken Cuccinelli in his run for Virginia Governor, however he has expressed concerns over Cuccinelli's running mate, E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake minister.
Jackson recently made anti-gay comments that Rigell said are unacceptable.
Regardless of his lack of endorsement for Jackson, Rigell says he will still vote for the republican ticket in November and provided this statement to WAVY.com, "While my support for Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain includes my full personal endorsement, my support for E.W. Jackson is limited to my vote,"
Ken Cuccinelli spoke to WAVY.com regarding the Governor's race and discussed the controversy surrounding his running mate.
"I haven't talked with the congressman [Rigell] about what they are doing," said Cuccinelli. "I'm trying to talk to voters right now. I'm trying to talk to them about job creation and what I'm going to do to make that happen."
Cuccinelli said that he thinks voters will decide their vote for or against him based on him and his plans for the state.
"I'm the only candidate who has actually put out a plan to help with job creation, and that's what I'm focusing on," Cuccinelli said. "Because voters are going to decide on me based on me."
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