DAILYKENN.com -- Actually, the candidate appears to have issues with the relationship between the USA and Israel.
And why must they replace "anti-Jewish" with "anti-Semite"?
Democrat Leslie Cockburn is the mother of actress Actress Olivia Wilde.
From Fox News ▼
Virginia Republicans are redoubling their efforts to hold a contested House seat after incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Garrett announced he won't seek re-election, blasting the Democratic candidate in the race as an anti-Semite and vowing to defeat her.
Garrett cited his battle with alcoholism in stepping aside Monday, just days after reassuring voters he would stay in the race.
“Any person – Republican, Democrat or independent—who has known me for any period of time and has any integrity knows two things: I am a good man and I’m an alcoholic,” Garrett said in a video recorded at the state Capitol in Richmond.
Virginia GOP Chairman John Whitbeck thanked Garrett for his service -- and promptly took a shot at Democratic nominee Leslie Cockburn:
The Virginia Republican's decision not to seek re-election comes days after unnamed staffers reported mistreatment by the congressman.
"Congressman Garrett’s decision not to seek re-election makes it even more imperative that we select the right nominee to defeat the anti-Semitic Democrat nominee, Leslie Cockburn."
The state party has been throwing barbs at Cockburn, a former producer for "60 Minutes" and reporter for Vanity Fair -- and mother of actress Olivia Wilde -- over past comments she made about Israel.
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