Jamie Radtke

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Jamie Radtke
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Virginia
Bachelor'sLiberty University
Master'sCollege of William and Mary
Campaign website
Jamie Radtke was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Virginia. Radtke was defeated by George Allen in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Radtke is president of the Richmond Tea Party and chairwoman of the Federation of Virginia Tea Party Patriots.[2]


Campaign themes


According to her website, Radtke's campaign platform includes the following issues[3]:

  • Oppose debt and end deficits
  • Eliminate corporate subsidies
  • Simplify the tax code



See also: United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012

Radtke ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Virginia. She sought the nomination on the Republican ticket[4] and faced George Allen, E.W. Jackson Sr. and Bob Marshall in the June 12, 2012, primary. Radtke was defeated by George Allen in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Allen was considered the front-runner, as he has outraised his Republican challengers and has the benefit of greater name recognition. Radtke is running to the right of Allen, although all four candidates agree on most issues.[5]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012, detailing the eight races in the Senate in 2012 that would impact the political fate of which party ended up with control in 2013.[6] The seat rated a toss-up that Sabato's Crystal Ball believed was most likely to depend on the outcome of the Presidential election in November is the Senate seat in Virginia.[6] According to the article, "outcome of this race will largely be determined by which party claims Virginia’s 13 electoral votes in November."[6]

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