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Staffers working for Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax (D-VA) have quit after a second allegation of sexual assault surfaced against the embattled Virginia Democrat on Friday evening, according to a report.
Two out of three staffers have resigned from Fairfax’s office, while two people employed by his political action committee — We Rise Together — have left.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
The PAC employees who left are Dave Mills, who was the executive director of We Rise Together, and Courtney McCargo, a fundraiser for the PAC.
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Mills is the husband of state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, who is considered a strong contender to replace Fairfax as lieutenant governor should Fairfax resign.
On the government side, Adele McClure, the policy director, resigned, as did Julia Billingsly, the scheduling director.
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The development came after reports that Fairfax was placed on leave from his law firm after it retained outside counsel to investigate the allegations against the embattled lieutenant governor.“We take the allegations against Justin very seriously,” Larren Nashelsky, chairman of Morrison & Foerster chairman, said in a statement. “As a firm, we believe that it is important to seriously listen to any allegation of sexual assault or harassment, and to treat all persons making such allegations with respect and sensitivity.”
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