Radtke said she will consider running for office
Jamie Radtke, chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation and lead organizer of Virginia's first tea party convention, has not ruled out running for elected office.
Radtke said she has had a lot of people ask her to consider running, especially since the successful Oct. 8-9 convention drew a record 2,800 people in Richmond. Longtime Virginia political commentator Bob Holsworth raised the possibility on his blog Virginia Tomorrow this weekend and called Radtke more impressive than U.S. Senate tea party candidates Sharron Angle of Nevada and Christine O'Donnell of Delaware.
"The rise of Republican women have been one of the key political stories of the last two years,'' he wrote. "Will Radtke be Virginia's contribution?"
Radtke said if it happens it would not be anytime soon because she is so busy with the tea party movement and because there is no election in the near future (after the midterm election in two weeks).
"It will be something I will consider and think about,'' she said.
| October 19, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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