As Jackson's campaign for Virginia's Lieutenant Governor enters its final weeks, his controversial rhetoric continues ro cause problems. This is in addition to his struggles with basic management issues, including financial accounting.
But the most recent gaff has been Jackson's account of his childhood in a Chester, Pa., foster home, the core of his stump speech. He claims the foster family he lived with was so impoverished they had no indoor toilet, and he being the youngest had to empty the pot every morning.
Further claims of not having enough to eat, and even going without supper some nights finally resulted in a rebuttal from Nadine Molet, the adopted daughter of foster parents Willie and Rebecca Molet.
Nadine Molet shared the same home with Jackson and said,
"the bathroom was on the first floor, beyond the well-stocked kitchen. I never remember missing a meal. We always had fatback, cornbread, pancakes. We always took a lot of food to church.”
A next-door neighbor, Leola Brown, has also come forward, saying she babysat Jackson and Nadine, and she says, "They didn't want for anything." She especially remembers the bathroom, right off the kitchen and, "off to the right."
Jackson has refused to comment on these revelations, and his campaign spokesman, Brian Marriott, said:
“Nothing he’s saying about his childhood is untrue. Those were the conditions he experienced.”
Since moving to Virginia after taking bankruptcy in Massachusetts three years ago, Jackson has been working on building a world-wide church, but has spent a lot of time trying to break into politics. He made a bid for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2011 and 2012.
The two issues that have plagued Jackson since he began his career as a political candidate has been his heated and somewhat controversial rhetoric, including comments on gays and non-Christians.
The other issue Jackson seems to know little about is his campaign finances. Chris D’Ambra, a former campaign aide, said Jackson's fundraising and money problems were constant. It seems nothing has changed because recent interviews indicate Jackson’s campaign now is still struggling with basic management issues, including financial accounting.