8:58 PM EST, January 17, 2012
A candidate who wants to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate says it's time for the federal government to pull back.
E.W. Jackson toured a Christian Free Clinic in Fincastle Tuesday evening. The clinic is part of a ministry by Fincastle Baptist Church. It's a place Jackson says Washington could learn a lot from by allowing states, the private and religious sectors to exercise more control and solve issues like health care.
Jackson describes himself as a constitutional conservative who's running against an agenda not candidates. He believes the key to jump starting the economy is allowing people to tap in to their God given talents.
"We don't need to tax people into oblivion in order to do this, we don't need government to keep growing out of control, we don't need to keep spending people's money," says Jackson.
Jackson, who founded a church in Chesapeake, Virginia will face George Allen, Bob Marshall, David McCormick and Jamie Radtke for the Republican nomination in the June primary.
The winner will go on to run against Tim Kaine.
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