The results of the Republican primary are in. The nominations have now been decided. George Allen will face Tim Kaine for the U.S. Senate seat, and Bob Goodlatte will be running against Andy Schmookler to retain his seat representing the Virginia 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Roanoke Tea Party congratulates the winners of all primaries today, and sends consolations to those which did not prevail. Running these campaigns is exhausting, gut-wrenching, down-and-dirty work, not to be taken lightly. We salute them all.
Some may be feeling disappointed at the results. Here is a silver lining – the Tea Party/Liberty movement is but 3 years old. We have gone from zero, to fielding candidates in just two election cycles. With a full slate of candidates to choose from, wasn’t it nice having an opportunity to vote for someone today?
Hold on to that feeling for as long as you can, because come November, most of us within the Liberty movement are going to have to vote against someone. Granted, that’s not a pleasant thought, it’s just the reality we find ourselves in this June 13th, 2012.
Let’s not be discouraged, but instead, strengthen our resolve, and rest well tonight knowing we did our best.
President, Roanoke Tea Party