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Radtke Reports 2nd Quarter Fundraising Numbers for Virginia Senate Campaign

Posted on | July 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

Jamie Radtke is the Tea Party candidate in next year’s Republican primary for the Virginia seat being vacated by the retirement of one-term Democratic Sen. Jim Webb. Her biggest obstacle is overcoming the GOP Establishment’s support for former Sen. George Allen. While many conservatives know and admire Allen personally, Radtke’s grassroots campaign offers an opportunity to carry forward into 2012 the Tea Party momentum that helped Republicans retake the House in 2010. Here’s the press release from Radtke HQ:

Radtke Releases Q2 Fundraising Totals

The Radtke for Senate campaign raised $92,153.43 in the months of April, May and June. This represents a significant increase in receipts from Q1 2011, and brings the total raised to nearly $250,000 for the campaign.
Unlike other candidates, all of the funds reported by Radtke so far are primary election funds; no general election contributions are included in these totals.
To date, all of Radtke’s contributions come from individuals; none of the funds are from PACs, special interest groups or personal loans from the candidate.
The campaign enters the third quarter of this electoral off-year with almost $46,000 cash on hand.
“We are pleased with the direction our fundraising efforts are going, and we are confident we will continue to see momentum throughout the rest of the year,” said campaign manager Dave Johnson. “Like the ultimately successful grassroots Tea Party campaigns of 2008, we never expected to compete this early with the candidates of the Washington establishment. George Allen and Tim Kaine are clearly the Establishment candidates in this election.
“Although George Allen tries to pretend to voters that he’s never driven across the 14th Street bridge before, his position as a United States Senator and his support from Mitch McConnell makes him the ultimate insider candidate.
“As Jamie Radtke’s message of sending a new generation of courageous, conservative leadership spreads across the Commonwealth, our fundraising will continue to grow.”
Johnson noted that the campaign had been engaged primarily in “organic” fundraising efforts through mid-May, until it contracted with the firm of Concentric Direct and brought on an experienced finance director. As a result, June was the most successful fundraising month the campaign has had in 2011.

Visit Radtke’s Senate campaign Web site for more information.


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