Home 2013 races Photo: Mark Obenshain Cheerfully Campaigns with Corrupt, Raving Bigot Eugene Delgaudio

Photo: Mark Obenshain Cheerfully Campaigns with Corrupt, Raving Bigot Eugene Delgaudio


Republican Attorney General nominee Mark Obenshain, the right-wing extremist who proposed legislation that would criminalize miscarriages (when he’s asked about it now, he lies about it and claim that’s not what he meant – to paraphrase Willard Romney, he’s running for office now, he can’t be seen as favoring criminalization of miscarriages, for Pete’s sake!) and walked out of the State Senate rather than vote on an openly gay judge nomination, this morning is yet again showing his true colors. Check out the photo (click to “embiggen”) from Obenshain’s Facebook page, and note who he’s campaigning with. That’s right, on Obenshain’s far right (appropriately enough) is none other than the infamous Eugene Delgaudio.

Why do I say Delgaudio is infamous? How about this (“Citizens of Loudoun County Line Up To Lambaste Slimeball/Anti-LGBT Bigot Eugene Delgaudio“)? Or this (“Loudoun County Democrats Support Move to Block Anti-Gay Bigot Eugene Delgaudio from Committees“)? Or this (“Video: Raging Homophobe Eugene Delgaudio Sings Against Gays in Boy Scouts!“)? Or this (“the nationally recognized Southern Poverty Law Center has designated Public Advocate of the United States, a right-wing advocacy group run by Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, as a Hate Group for its staunch anti-gay advocacy and activities.”)? It goes on and on…this Delgaudio guy is as heinous as they come. And Mark “Criminalize Miscarriages” Obenshain is happy to campaign with him – with a big Ken Cuccinelli sign right behind them, just for good measure. Now we only need an appearance by raving lunatic EW Jackson to complete the picture. Heh.

  • True Blue

    Also present is Dave LaRock, 5th from Delgaudio on back row holding up sign, running for 33rd House Rep. seat after primary-ing Joe May.  Just figures!

  • From the Loudoun County Democratic Committee:


    Tea Party Attorney General candidate Mark Obenshain campaigned today in Loudoun County with Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, who has been condemned and admonished by colleagues on the all-Republican Board of Supervisors due to his repeated unethical actions. Additionally, Delgaudio is the head of an organization that has been classified as a “hate group.”

    At a canvass kickoff event attended by volunteers supporting the Extreme ticket of Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain, Obenshain and Del. Randy Minchew stood with Delgaudio and David Larock, another Tea Party candidate who defeated a more moderate incumbent in a primary.

    “If Loudoun voters want to know Mark Obenshain’s values, all they have to do is look at the company he keeps,” Loudoun County Democratic Committee chair Evan Macbeth said. “Loudouners know how embarrassing and offensive Eugene Delgaudio has been. They know that he leads a hate group focused on attacking the LGBT community. They know he has been vocal in his opposition to immigrants and to women’s reproductive rights. Instead of condemning Delgaudio, Obenshain campaigns with him. This is proof that Mark Obenshain is too extreme for mainstream Loudouners and Virginians.”

    Delgaudio has had his budget and subcommittee memberships suspended by the all-Republican Loudoun County Board of Supervisors because of a scathing special grand jury report that implicated him in egregious violations of ethics as a local Supervisor. There was evidence that he had misused local government staff, time, and resources to fundraise for his private activities, but an indictment was impossible because of a gap in Virginia ethics legislation that prevents bringing up “part-time” employees on ethics charges. Supervisors are classified as “part-time” employees.

    “How can Virginians trust Mark Obenshain to clean up the ethics problems we’ve seen here in Virginia, if this is who he campaigns with?” Macbeth added.

    Delgaudio, like Obenshain, has advocated for discrimination. He leads the Public Advocate of the United States, an organization designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2012.

    “By appearing at an event with Delgaudio, Obenshain is telling Virginians that he supports efforts to discriminate against LGBT Virginians. That’s been his record in the Senate and that’s proven again by the company he keeps,” Macbeth said.

  • NotJohnSMosby

    Not!!  Man, that’s a lot of pasty-skinned white people. How are they all that non-tan by the tail end of summer?