Justin Fairfax to run for Virginia governor despite sexual assault accusations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who battled sexual assault allegations from two women, has announced he will run for governor in 2021.

Fairfax has denied the allegations by the women — Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson — who claim he raped them during separate incidents in the 2000s, characterizing their claims as a “smear campaign” against him.

The Democrat would become the state’s second black governor after L. Douglas Wilder if elected. His accusers are also black.

He told…

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