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McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli to address first Va. tea party convention

Anita Kumar

All three of Virginia's statewide elected officials -- Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, all Republicans -- will speak at Virginia's first annual Tea Party Convention next month.

McDonnell and Bolling will participate on a panel about reforming state government, while Cuccinelli and former governor George Allen will speak about federalism.

About 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected to attend the event at the Richmond Convention Center Oct. 8-9.

Other confirmed speakers include radio host Lou Dobbs, conservative commentator Dick Morris and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

Federation of Tea Party Patriots Chairman Jamie Radtke previously told The Post that the event will include seminars on history, current public policy and grass-roots activism, and a presidential straw poll.

The convention, which will take place less than a month before the midterm elections, will include congressional town halls for each Virginia district.

By Anita Kumar  | September 21, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Let's hope there are not any macaca's in the crowd or George Allen might get mad.

But knowing its a tea party event, I'm sure there won't be.

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 21, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Send in the clowns......

Posted by: jckdoors | September 21, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Send in the clowns......

Posted by: jckdoors | September 21, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell and Bolling will compete against Cuccinelli and former governor George Allen in a full body demonstration of "tea-bagging".
Not, THAT'S entertainment!

Posted by: FriendofKeyserSoze | September 21, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see my tax dollars are being put to great use...

Posted by: StrikeZone | September 21, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Lou Dobbs supports smaller government???? Since when? He wants industrial policy and higher taxes (trade tariffs), supposedly to "protect jobs" although protectionism has a mediocre record when it comes to generating aggregate prosperity. What it does do is allow government to play favorites among industries and companies, in short this is the kind of thing the tea party is supposed to be against. Dobbs's agenda isn't a recipe for less government. If the tea party types endorse his agenda they reveal their hypocrisy.

Posted by: RealChoices | September 22, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

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