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Stimpson Staffer Accuses President Obama Of Engaging In Gay Sex and Drugs

“This kind of discourse should have no place in politics, on either side.” -Former Va. State Sen. and Republican candidate for Lt. governor, Jeanmarie Davis

By John Fredericks

Republican Lt. Governor candidate Susan Stimpson, the current Chair of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, is basing her campaign on galvanizing a majority of Tea Party and former Ron Paul supporters at the GOP nominating convention in May.

But one supporter – Stimpson campaign staffer Jordan Labiosa – may have given the spirited conservative more than she bargained for.

Labiosa, who serves as the chairwoman’s western Virginia campaign coordinator, posted an explosive narrative on Barack Obama, accusing the President, among other things, of engaging in gay sex and snorting cocaine in 2007. His blog, “The Labiosa Report,” which appeared on www.labiosa.com, was entitled: http://www.labiosa.com/1/post/2012/01/obama-accused-of-gay-sex-drugs-and-murder-with-video.html

The post was taken down and made unavailable by Labiosa on Monday.

Questions, however, still linger.

Why would Stimpson authorize a staffer on her campaign team who holds such views? Are her staff members not properly vetted?

Who told Labiosa to take it down, and why?

Are these kinds of posts legitimate fodder in a general election campaign?

At a very critical time when state Democrats are attempting to paint some Republicans in Virginia as right wing extremists, is this the type of histrionics that could derail Republican candidates in 2013?

Would this — or stories like it associated with a member of Stimpson’s staff – doom the GOP Lt. governor nominee to certain defeat in the fall campaign, guaranteeing control of the state senate to the Democrats?

A campaign manager from a rival GOP camp, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says posts like the one referenced above is fair game for Democrats to use against the GOP ticket in the general election. “It’s all about messaging – and stuff like this is the wrong message to be sending to independent and swing voters. This is not representative of the Republican Party of Virginia.”

Jeanmarie Davis, one of seven announced Republican candidates for Lt. governor, said she would not condone unsubstantiated allegations by her staff. “This kind of discourse should have no place in politics, on either side,” Davis stated. “We have enough issues with Obama’s policies. We don’t need to attack him with unsubstantiated personal attacks. If a member of my staff made unsubstantiated derogatory comments about another individual, that staffer would be dismissed from the campaign.”

Susan Stimpson or Jordan Labios did not return phone calls.

 

 

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