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Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax considering run for governor, says sexual assault allegations raised his profile


The embattled Democrat claims his 'support has intensified'

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Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is mulling a run for the state's highest office, and says the attention he has received over the sexual assault allegations against him has helped raise his profile.

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Fairfax has been embroiled in a scandal for months, after two women came forward earlier this year and accused him of sexual assault in separate incidents — one in Massachusetts, another in North Carolina — several years ago. The lieutenant governor has vehemently denied the claims, and has compared himself to victims of "terror lynchings" amid calls for him to resign.

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