In the upcoming Senate primary, we are blessed (or cursed depending on your perspective) with four choices for the Republican nominee. But whom should Virginia voters choose? There is no doubt that we must select a strong leader, one with the courage to always stand up for our principles. But more than that, we also need a senator who inspires confidence among the grassroots activists and has the organization necessary to run a statewide campaign. These criteria, I believe, are the two most important elements when selecting a candidate in the June 12th primary.
During the last year, I have had the privilege to meet and speak with all the candidates running for Senate. I must say that each has an interesting assortment of qualities. However, only a single person has consistently demonstrated steadfastness to the two critical standards I listed above. That one candidate who stands alone is Jamie Radtke.
One of Jamie Radtke’s most impressive characteristics is her ability to inspire my fellow citizens. Over the past several months and weeks, I’ve met many ordinary hardworking people from across the Commonwealth of Virginia who are volunteering considerable amounts of time and energy to help elect Jamie Radtke. Now, a lot of these folks have never been politically active before, but they realize that they must take a stand now, if we ever hope to curb the excesses of the federal government. We must fire the reckless and unprincipled leaders we sent to Washington D.C. to supposedly fix this mess; after all, they’ve only made the problem worse!
Last week, when Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell surprisingly praised the use of drones in Virginia, Jamie Radtke quickly pointed out that his support of this kind of policy is just plain wrong. This example of sticking up for principle is only one among a multitude. Throughout the campaign season, she has shown time and time again that she is not afraid to call out Republican legislators who support big government programs. Remember, it takes only a little courage to stand against opponents in an opposing party, but true statesmen will stand against their own party when necessary, even when doing so means that they must stand alone. Jamie Radtke has proven that she will be that kind of leader.
Jamie Radtke supports our principles and has both the statewide volunteer base and campaign team necessary to win in November. Now she needs our help. I’m proud to endorse Jamie Radtke for U.S. Senate and I will cast my vote for her in the primary on June 12th. Please join with me so that we can send a strong, conservative voice to Washington.