When Radtke announced that she was running for US Senate, TEA Party Conservatives were thrilled.
Jamie Radtke put her all into the campaign. She raised money and spoke all over the state to large groups of enthusiastic supporters. This was an interesting Republican Primary to say the least.
At the end of the race, Radtke fell short and the now Republican Candidate George Allen won.
Many Republicans were vocal in telling Radtke she needed to “do the right thing” and endorse George Allen, because “that’s what Republicans do”.
Well, they don’y know Jamie like I do. It is not in this lady’s DNA to do or say anything she does not believe 100%. And her endorsement was not forthcoming. There was no “automatic” endorsement etiquette in her manual. George Allen had to earn it with a sound fiscal plan to fix the financial crisis that this country is in.
As the race for the US Senate seat continued, George Allen’s has released his ideas and plans for energy, jobs, the economy, the national debt and the remainder of the Allen platform.
And Jamie Radtke likes his plan and believes Allen is on the same fiscal page as the rest of the Conservatives – including Radtke.
And today, Jamie Radtke officially endorsed George Allen for Senate!
These are excerpts from an email Jamie Radtke sent out announcing the endorsement.
In short, I offered an endorsement for George Allen on two conditions. First, he had to put on paper substantive plans to curtail spending and reign in the federal debt. Second, I needed to see him publicly herald those plans in his campaign as a demonstration of his commitment to them. To his credit, he has done both.
Recently George Allen sent me a four-page document detailing short and long term proposals to address spending and debt. Frankly, I was encouraged by what it contained. We would benefit greatly from many of the items he proposes, like capping spending at 19% of GDP, stopping earmark spending, freezing federal hiring, rolling back to 2008 spending levels, blocking Medicaid grants to the states, reforming Medicare to return control to individuals, reforming social security by raising the age for the younger generation to keep it solvent for them, and supporting the REINS Act to stop the very expensive, freedom-robbing overregulation by federal agencies. Since putting his plans on paper, he has promoted it in several public forums – - promising to work toward solving our nation’s financial crisis.
I’ve heard positive reports from several people who’ve seen him promote his plan in private meetings as well as public forums. I’m encouraged by Allen’s substantive proposals, and I believe you will be, too.
Allen’s proposals are far better than the government-driven, tax-and-spend ideas advocated by Tim Kaine and Barack Obama. Nobody should believe that Tim Kaine is fiscally conservative! I have no doubt that Tim Kaine and Barack Obama, if elected again, will destroy our economy through their job-killing Keynesian economics that suppresses individual achievement. You only must look back at the last four years to see the abuse we have taken under their failed leadership. You can read, for yourself, Allen’s positive plan for fiscal recovery here.
Based on George Allen’s newly detailed plans to restore fiscal sanity to Washington, I endorse George Allen. I wanted to write to you, to let you know first. I’m excited about the opportunity to help take this message across Virginia. Voters need to know that George Allen is committed to responsibly and immediately tackling this looming financial crisis.
I hope you will join me in helping George Allen defeat Tim Kaine over the next few weeks. You did so much for my campaign by knocking on doors, contributing financially, and phone banking. In the counties where we had a strong ground game, we did very well. I don’t have to exaggerate to say that this election could literally come down to a few thousand votes, since all the pollsters are projecting a very close outcome. Your help could be the difference in avoiding further fiscal calamity and greater threats to our freedoms.