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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.