Bishop E.W. Jackson, the 2013 Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia, announced the launch of his campaign for U.S. Senate.

“The people of Virginia deserve a campaign of hope, opportunity, and freedom,” said Jackson. “I am not the proverbial next-in-line nor am I the establishment favorite. The truth is quite the opposite. I am, however, a fierce believer in limited government, limitless opportunity, and unapologetic conservatism, and I look forward to waging a campaign that will inspire Virginians to Believe Again in America.”

Jackson’s inspiring story of going from foster care to being a Harvard educated attorney and minister, serving in the Marines, and launching numerous faith-based efforts has prompted strong support among grassroots conservatives. The Chesapeake area minister said he expected his atypical campaign to attract continued support.

“This is not going to be your typical campaign, and I am not going to be your typical candidate,” said Jackson. “We are going to do things differently, and I believe the people of Virginia are going to respond to what we are offering.”

A devout Christian and fearless conservative, Jackson unveiled a theme of “Believe Again,”promised to fight for all Virginians, and pledged to reach out to new voters. He also took aim at the “swamp” and offered a stark contrast to the current political environment.

“I am running for U.S. Senate to make certain that you can look your child in the eyes and tell them that they will see an America greater than the one you ever knew,” said Jackson. “This campaign is not about me. It’s about us. It’s about a movement, and it will be unlike any other. We will be different. We will be hopeful. And, we will be victorious.”

Jackson and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 47 years, have 3 children, and reside in Chesapeake, VA. For more information, visit, or contact