Va. Beach GOP Leader Resigns Over Racist Email

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Bartholomew, at left, with House candidate Scott Rigell

According to The Washington Post, the chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Party has resigned over a racist email that he allegedly forwarded on the Internet. The email from local party chairman David Bartholomew contained a joke about someone trying to obtain welfare for their dog who was “black, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and has no frigging clue who his Daddy is.”

Liberal blog Blue Virginia posted the email on their site Monday afternoon. Neither Bartholomew nor the state GOP has commented on the incident, although both candidates in the 2nd congressional district race, incumbent Rep. Glenn Nye (D) and opponent Scott Rigell, both denounced Bartholomew and demanded his resignation.

The Washington Post, The Maddow Blog

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