Yesterday, The Washington Post reported that Jamie Radtke would not be running again for another term as Chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation. It is rumored that Radtke is looking to run for U.S. Senate in 2012. Radtke has been seriously looking at the race, and has begun talking to business leaders, as well as tea party activists. Radtke also won our recent polling contest.
If Radtke decides to run for U.S. Senate, she would be joining a field of possible contenders that include former Senator George Allen, State Delegate Bob Marshall, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, and Bert Mizusawa. The Washington Post also reported that former Rep. Tom Davis is also rumored to be considering a run as well.
There is no doubt that 2012 looks like it will be a crowded primary field.