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(CBS NEWS) -- E.W. Jackson, the new Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, railed against Planned Parenthood in a 2012 videomaligning the Democratic party, comparing the women's healthorganization to the Ku Klux Klan, and decrying what he cast as blackvoters' "slavish devotion to the Democrat party."

Jackson,a black minister from the Chesapeake area, was selected from a crowdedfield at this weekend's state GOP convention as the party set its topcandidates for this November's statewide elections. Virginia AttorneyGeneral Ken Cuccinelli is the party's gubernatorial nominee, and Mark D.Obenshain is the nominee for attorney general.

Withindays of his nomination, Jackson was drawing national scrutiny thanks tothe controversial video, posted on his YouTube channel in September2012, in which the candidate accuses Democrats of attempting to holdblack voters "captive" with their "ridiculous lies," and which accusesPlanned Parenthood of propagating "genocide."

"Itis time to end the slavish devotion to the Democrat party. They haveinsulted us, used us, and manipulated us. They have saturated the blackcommunity with ridiculous lies," Jackson says in the video. "TheDemocrat party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-calledcivil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unbornblack babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been farmore lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat partyand their black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide."

Jacksonalso decries comparisons to homosexual and black oppression, claiming"the Democrat party has equated homosexuality with being black, which isanother outrageous lie."

"They can keep theirhomosexuality private. You and I cannot hide being black. I need notrecount to you the painful history of slavery: Jim Crow, lynchings, andsterilizations -- all because of skin color," Jackson says in the video."Anyone who dares equate the so-called gay rights movement to thehistory of black Americans is exploiting the black community."

AneeshChopra, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, was quick toseize on Jackson as having "extreme views" further to the right eventhan Ken Cuccinelli - "which is quite a feat," he argued in a statementover the weekend.

"I know that come November, the votersof Virginia will reject Jackson and his extreme agenda. This is a manwho has attacked the Democratic Party as having an 'agenda worthy of theAntichrist,'" Chopra said. "This is a man who has called the LGBTcommunity 'perverted' and 'very sick people.'"

Chopra isfacing off against state Sen. Ralph Northam, D-Va., in a June 11 primaryfor the Democratic Lt. Governor nod; Democrat Terry McAuliffe wascertified as his party's gubernatorial nominee last month.

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