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Virginia Right blogger Sandy Sanders was specially invited to a Jamie Radtke fundraiser at the Powhatan County home of Pat and Wendy McSweeney tonight and he likes what he heard.

Admittedly a skeptic on the Radtke campaign due to electability against the Democratic candidate, former Governor Kaine, he asked Radtke about her chances of beating Kaine.  She suggested that she did not have a long record in the Senate as being part of the problem.  I also discussed my favorite political subject, ICLEI and Agenda 21 as well.  She is firmly opposed to the property rights grab Agenda 21 represents.

After a rousing introduction by McSweeney, who was one who encouraged Radtke to run, Radtke spoke on a number of issues:

Jamie Radtke has a Masters degree in public policy at William & Mary (The same place Rep. Bachmann got her advanced law degree!) and has extensive experience.  She is married and has three kids.  In her quietly dynamic speech, Radtke cited her five point “Radtke Road to Recovery”:

  • Restore Fiscal Sanity – “Do we believe in constitutionally limited government?”
  • Reform Entitlements – “Will there be a pie [to divide]?”
  • Revitalize the Economy – Got to get the economy back to work by getting rid of onerous regulations especially from the EPA.
  • Restrain both the President and Congress – Radtke calls for both the Balanced Budget Amendment and a law capping federal spending at 18& of GDP.  Radtke also expressed extreme skepticism at the need for both the Department of Energy and the Department of Education.
  • Reaffirm Life, Liberty and Property – Radtke cited Agenda 21 as a property rights killer.

Radtke also might have some surprises for the campaign and you should hear about them right here at VA Right! One hint:  GET ON THE RADTKE BUS!

Tea Party and Ron Paul conservatives will have to choose – vote for one who may win the general election to prevent liberal Tim Kaine to win or vote for principle.  That is a tough choice.  I would say the jury is still out.  Let’s give Jamie Radtke a chance.



About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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