Former Richmond, Va., tea party leader Jamie Radtke seems to really like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).
Radtke, who is challenging ex-Sen. George Allen in a GOP primary for Senate, lavishes praise on Palin in the new film “The Undefeated” to be released later this month.
Palin is “not a member of the permanent political establishment,” Radtke says in the film, which boosts Palin as a champion of grass-roots conservatives. Radtke says Palin helped tea party activists such as the “organic person at the PTA” get involved. She said activists draw from Palin’s “strength.”
Will the film give Radtke’s long-shot candidacy against a powerful former Senator a boost? It’s unlikely, but maybe Palin would want to return the favor with an endorsement.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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