When the Tea Party movement exploded onto the political scene in 2009, there were some amazing groups that came together. Perhaps one of the best-organized states was Virginia, thanks in large part to Jamie Radtke.
Jamie became the President of the Richmond Tea Party and eventually the Chair of the Virginia Tea Party.
Jamie has now done something else. She has become the first person from the Tea Party movement to try and win a seat in the United States Senate.
The Virginia Senate race became much more interesting in February of this year when Jim Webb, the liberal Democrat who currently holds the seat decided he would not seek reelection. While Webb gave his excuses for not running, the reality is this seat should go back to the Republicans in 2012.
All of which brings us back to Jamie Radtke.
George Allen, the former Senator from Virginia is running as a Republican. Allen lost the race last time in the infamous “Macaca” scandal, where Allen called a Democrat operative who was following him “Macaca.” The tracker, as they are called in the business, is of Asian decent. This degenerated into a media feeding frenzy and accusations that Allen was a racist. In the end Webb beat Allen.
As of late, Allen has been trying to claim he is a conservative. He has also been trying to claim support from the Tea Party. The Lynchburg Tea Party has recently blistered Allen and Allen’s campaign made a serious misstep when it listed a number of Tea Party activists as supporters of Allen. The only problem is some of them were not. Allen has had to back track on this and a number of names have been removed from his website.
Allen’s critics have said while he is claiming to be a conservative now that is not how he voted when he was in the United States Senate.
According to Mark Lloyd, who is the current Chair of the Virginia Tea Party Federation, Allen was one of the biggest spenders in Congress, supporting programs like “No Child Left Behind.”
Jamie Radtke is a part of the Tea Party movement, as opposed to being a candidate who simply wants to use the Tea Party movement so he can get back into the circles of power in Washington.
While Allen would be preferable to Tim Kaine, the former Chairman of the DNC who is running for the Democratic Nomination, it would be far better to have a real conservative in Washington.
Jamie Radtke understands the Constitution and its role in the life of our country. She understands that spending and the size of government must be limited. She understands that freedom and free markets are inseparable. She understands that the problem we have in Washington is a spending problem, not a problem of America being taxed too little.
Fighting an established, establishment politician like George Allen is not easy. Jamie Radtke is stepping up and making history.
If you do not know about Jamie, you should. Consider ways you can help support real conservatives like Jamie Radtke with a contribution or with your time.
Virginia’s Jamie Radtke. Another conservative you need to know about.
Jamie has my full, complete, 100% support. Allen is part of the problem and Jamie is the solution.
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Jamie will be a strong constitutional conservative senator no matter who's in the White House. Especially because it's unlikely a real conservative will win the White House in 2012, we need more solidly conservative senators to stand up to the RINOs. George Allen won't; Jamie will. Jamie will help reverse the tide of big government, not just stem it. Allen would be part of the Mitch McConnell team. Jamie will be with the Jim DeMint, Mike Lee and Rand Paul team. Virginia may be the most important Republican senatorial primary in the country because Virginia has been electing real conservatives since 2009. The Republican nominee in Virginia will beat Tim Kaine because Virginia Democrats are demoralized and won't be coming out for Obama in any way near the numbers of 2008. Jamie desperately needs our financial support.
WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING ARE ALL AROUND AND MUST BE WATCHED FOR....WE CAN NO LONGER CALL OURSELVES THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY THAT LIVE HERE THAT ARE OUR ENEMIES! IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT SOME WOULD TURN THEIR BACKS ON ALL THIS NATION HAS BEEN AND TRY TO TAKE HER INTO SOCIALISM AND THE LEFTS DISGUSTING WAYS.!!....COME ON TEA PARTIERS LETS RALLY AND SHOW THEM ALL WHAT WE ARE MADE OF AND RUN THE RABBLE OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT!!!!!!
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All Tea Party person's should get behind Ms. Radtke with a minimum of a $20.00 donation. Give her a chance to take a shot and show the rest of the nation the power of "1".
"Allen’s critics have said while he is claiming to be a conservative now that is not how he voted when he was in the United States Senate." Isn't this the norm?
Hell yes; he's a Rino.
Thanks for the info; we need to support her. What a disappointment Web was; kinda like Kerry; they're both vets you know..... They're about as much vets as that Sheriff in Colorado who was arrested for meth; One ot the Brady Bill Supporters....... Check out Gun Owners of America for the story.
GO Jaime! Come on Virginia, do your work!!
Just a couple hours ago on another subject I stated that the Tea Party Movement would probably have to eventually break away from the GOP and run its own candidates under the Tea Party banner before 2016. I had no idea it would start quite this soon. The Tea Party Movement had a friendly, more or less, infiltration of the GOP because of general alignment. Problem is, general is not good enough and there's not a whole lot to show the GOP is shifting enough to accommodate the Tea Party. The real question is if such a split will also split all conservative votes across the board, and guarantee a liberal win. That would most certainly be the case for the presidential run of 2012. I live in Florida, not Virginia, so will be looking at this race with interest but no personal stakes.