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In Virginia, Tea Party candidate hopes to tie Democratic Sen. Webb to Obama
|Last Edited||Jason Dec 31, 2010 04:13am|
|News Date||Thursday, December 30, 2010 09:10:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||The Tea Party leader running to unseat Sen. Jim Webb (D) in 2012 is already going after the centrist Virginian for siding with President Obama on the Democrats' most high-profile — and most highly controversial — legislative successes. |
Jamie Radtke, former head of the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation, said Webb's support for Obama’s economic stimulus package and the new healthcare reform law — as well as the Bush administration’s Wall Street bailout — has helped grow the nation’s debt at the expense of its financial stability. With those votes, Radtke charged, Webb “helped engineer the mess that we're in.”
“I would take issue with Sen. Webb being conservative,” Radtke told the Fox Business Network Wednesday. “He voted for the bank bailouts. He voted for stimulus. He voted for ObamaCare.
“I mean, he has been right there along the side of Harry Reid and President Obama and has really helped engineer the mess that we're in. We’ve got to get out of the mess.”