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Vanquished Va. Lt. Gov. candidate stirs GOP crowd

Wednesday - 11/6/2013, 7:50am  ET

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Lt. Governor candidate Ralph Northam speaks with poll volunteer David Gibson at the East Ocean View Recreation Center, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Rich-Joseph Facun)
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STEVE SZKOTAK
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Republican E.W. Jackson sounded anything but a loser as he rallied a downcast crowd at GOP election headquarters after losing the race for Virginia's lieutenant governor.

Saying he was "unbroken, unbowed," the lawyer-turned-preached gave a stirring address Tuesday night in Richmond to supporters after his loss to Democrat Ralph Northam.

The 61-year-old political novice energized a crowd that was downcast by the defeat of its Republican nominee for governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Asked as he left the stage if this was a concession, Jackson said it was "motivational, inspirational" speech.


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