E.W. Jackson the subject of a 2006 restraining order, POLITICO says

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E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in this November's gubernatorial election in Virginia, was the subject of a temporary restraining order in 2006 after he threatened a woman's life.

POLITICO reports that Jackson allegedly threatened the life of his daughter's roommate in suburban Boston in 2006 after his daughter and the roommate had a falling out.

Jackson firmly denied any such action to POLITICO, and in a separate restraining order filed at the same time, his daughter claims that the roommate had threatened to kill E.W.

His surprising candidacy for the Commonwealth's lieutenant governor post has been controversial at times based on statements from his past, which include inflammatory comments about abortion rights and gay rights.