Dems Who Called on Northam to Resign After Black Face Scandal Accept Massive Donations From His PAC: Report

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A handful of Virginia Democrats running for state office accepted campaign donations from Governor Ralph Northam‘s (D-Va.) political action committee (PAC) after calling for his resignation following the publication of a racist yearbook picture, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon.

According to the report, multiple Democrats in races across the state accepted thousands of dollars from the governor’s Way Ahead PAC following the June state primary elections.

State Delegate Cheryl Turpin (D-Va.) and Ghazala Hashmi (D-Va.) — two candidates running for the Virginia state Senate — accepted a $25,000 donation from Northam’s PAC. Both candidates are running for office in competitive, Republican-held districts and had called on Northam to resign following his scandal earlier this year.

A candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates Josh Cole (D-Va.) received a $10,000 donation from the PAC just two days after the primary. He wrote in a statement that Northam “must step down” and demanded that leaders “not equivocate on this issue.”

Additionally, four other candidates for the state elections — Delegate Kelly Fowler, Sheila Bynum Coleman, Karen Mallard, and Clint Jenkins — received $10,000 from the PAC after winning their primary elections. They had gotten contributions from the PAC for $5,000 prior to the primary races.

A handful of other candidates — Martha Mugler, Don Scott, Phil Hernandez, and Amy Laufer — also received smaller donations from the PAC following the primary elections.

As IJR Red previously reported, Northam came under fire after an alleged photo of him from a medical school yearbook resurfaced showing a person in blackface next to another in Ku Klux Klan robes.

The governor claimed that the person depicted in blackface could not be him as the person’s legs were thicker than his in medical school, leaving some scratching their heads.

Northam had originally admitted to being the person in the picture and apologized, but walked back those claims in February and denied being in the picture altogether. However, he did admit to wearing blackface at a social event the same year as the picture.

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Patti Harrison
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Democrats who will ask for any donations regardless of where it comes from, very typical, very hypocritical!!!!

John
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John

They are Democrats so of course they are hypocritical

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

LOL! The Democrat echo chamber prevents them realizing that EVERYONE sees them for what they are because they’re more and more overtly demented. When you stop hiding the crazy…people stare!

Richard
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Richard

Sounds like hush money. Seems like so little money to sell out your “principles”.

Pepper
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If they didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any standards at all.

Betsy Lawson
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I’m surprised the Dems don’t find a travelling minstrel show for the Governor. Nothing’s more racist than blackface but I don’t see any of the howling banshees addressing that. I guess real racism doesn’t bother them. Just wait till the Governor uses the word “colored” in a speech. They’ll probably say…he didn’t mean it.

william jackson
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Typical liberal D-RAT hypocrisy—-rotten people those hypocritical D-RATs

Noah_Vaile
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Noah_Vaile

The dems once again underline their boldly written prime-principle: HYPOCRISY.

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