Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Radtke takes a few districts, but falls to third in others.
Former governor George Allen passed the first test on his journey to retake his seat in the U.S. Senate by winning the Republican Primary June 12 over three opponents. He now faces Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall election. Virginia promises to be a closely watched state in November’s presidential election, since it’s considered a swing state. Voters in what had been a reliable state for Republicans in recent presidential races, picked Barack Obama in 2008. In Loudoun, which Obama won in 2008, Allen was not able to win in every district, despite receiving more than 60 percent of the total vote. In fact, he lost 2-to-1 (48 votes to 24) to tea party favorite Jamie Radtke in the Cedar Lane precinct, where Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson each …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Primary day is proving to be slow, as predicted.
In Loudoun, where there’s just one item on the ballot, voter turnout had been sparse up to noon. Of the precincts General Registrar Judy Brown had heard from between 10 a.m. and noon, some had as few as two voters, while the ReHau precinct in Leesburg, near the top of the list, had just 55 voters. While primaries for congressional districts are taking place elsewhere, Loudoun is part of the 10th district, which has three candidates for the fall election—incumbent Frank Wolf (R), Democrat Kristin Cabral and Independent J. Kevin Chisholm—but no party primaries were needed. The only primary in Loudoun was for the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate to take on Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall. George Allen, Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Former governor and senator told a crowd of Republican supporters Monday that government stands in the way of entrepreneurship.
Gov. Bob McDonnell and many members of Loudoun County’s delegation to the General Assembly rallied behind George Allen Monday in Ashburn, on the eve of a primary to decide the GOP’s nominee for U.S. Senate. Allen faces three opponents—tea party member Jamie Radtke, minister E.W. Jackson and Del. Bob Marshall of Prince William County in Tuesday's GOP primary for the U.S. Senate—vying to take on Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall election for the seat Sen. Jim Webb won six years ago. Webb defeated then-incumbent Allen in 2006. Allen and his endorsers said the key to jump-starting investment and job creation in America is to ease regulations and taxes on businesses that have struggled to recover from a national recession. To highlight the point, …
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Del. J. Randall Minchew on hand Monday afternoon in Ashburn to support George Allen, who faces three fellow GOP candidates in Tuesday's primary.
U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, the former governor and U.S. senator, took center stage today at a rally in his honor in Ashburn, where Gov. Bob McDonnell, Del. J. Randall Minchew and other local leaders were on hand. Allen is running against three fellow Republicans—tea party member Jamie Radtke, minister E.W. Jackson and Del. Bob Marshall of Prince William County in Tuesday's GOP primary for the U.S. Senate. Other local GOP leaders at the rally included Del. Barbara Comstock, Del. Tag Greason and Del. David Ramadan. The rally is being held at PPI in Ashburn. --- Look for our story later today.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
E.W. Jackson hopes his supporters make him the winner in Tuesday's Senate GOP primary.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. On the face of it, most political observers might count out E.W. Jackson in Virginia's Senate GOP primary on Tuesday. But Jackson, who was raised in foster homes until he was 9, eventually joined the Marines and graduated from Harvard Law School, never gives up. "I think I'm going to win. I really do," he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "I believe that we're going to see a tremendous upset on June 12." Jackson is up against former senator and Gov. George Allen, Jamie Radtke and Del. Bob Marshall. If elected, Jackson has said he wants to help get …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Former senator, governor hopes to recapture his old Senate seat.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Former Senator and Gov. George Allen hopes to recapture the Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who won the seat by less than 10,000 votes. Allen announced in January last year that he planned to run again. The next month, Webb announced his retirement from the Senate. Allen is up against three fellow Republicans vying for the seat: Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson. The winner of the primary will face Democrat former Gov. Tim Kaine in the general election. George Felix Allen, 60, began his political career in 1982, shortly …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Home-schooling mom of three says mounting federal debt motivated her to run for office.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Tea party member Jamie Radtke of Chesterfield County announced in December 2010 she was running for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate. Before running for the U.S. Senate, Radtke was best known for co-founding and chairing the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots. She organized a tea party convention that attracted nearly 3,000 participants to Richmond. The home-schooling mom of three grew up in a military family (her father was an F-4 pilot in the Air Force), …