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Posted at 4:52 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Va. tea party chairwoman to step aside as she ponders Senate run

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Here's one more sign Jamie Radtke may be inching closer to a run for U.S. Senate.

Radtke, chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation, did not seek a second term during the group's closed-door elections this weekend.

The federation, comprised of about 50 people representing tea party groups across the state, elected a slate of seven leaders. Radtke confirmed that she will be replaced Feb. 1 by Mark Kevin Lloyd, who serves as vice chairman.

Last week, Radtke told us she is considering running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in 2012.

At least four other Republicans are interested in running against Democrat Sen. Jim Webb -- if he seeks reelection: former senator and governor George Allen; Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors; Del. Bob Marshall (Prince William) and Bert Mizusawa, a businessman and attorney who ran against Rep.-elect Scott Rigell in Hampton Roads.

We also hear former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, a moderate from Northern Virginia, may be considering jumping into the race. But Davis said Tuesday that the Senate race wasn't on the "front burner" right now.

Last week, our colleagues at the Reliable Source reported that Davis is a contender to be the top lobbyist at the Motion Picture Association of America.

By Anita Kumar  | December 6, 2010; 4:52 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Corey Stewart, Election 2012, George F. Allen, James Webb, Thomas M. Davis III, U.S. Senate  
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A bunch of know nothings running against, Webb, a Vietnam Vet Platoon Sgt.

Lets list the credentials of those running against him.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | December 7, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

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