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VA Lt. Gov Accused of Rape by 2 Women Wants to Run for Governor

How much do Democrats need a gubernatorial candidate accused of rape by two women to be a presence in the election cycle?

That’s the question that they and Justin Fairfax must be asking themselves.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Virginia’s top two, Governor Northam and Lt. Gov Fairfax were at the epicenter of a massive scandal, with Northam having appeared in a racist photo while Fairfax had been accused of rape by two women.

But Virginia Democrats shrugged it off. And the media, which briefly mimed outrage, followed suit. After all, they are partisans before anything else.

So there’s nowhere to go but up. Or way down.

Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax is “seriously” mulling a run for the commonwealth’s highest office and suggested that the multiple sexual misconduct allegations have helped raise his profile.

Fairfax told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he felt “really inspired” after his recent trip to England than he was “very hopeful about the future.”

“Going on that trip and even leaving that trip, I was really inspired,” Fairfax said. “I’m very hopeful about the future. We’ve gotten a lot of encouragement about future political steps. I’m thinking very seriously about 2021.”

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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