Growing power from the grass roots has challenges. Hearing Jamie Radtke discussed at the Shad Planking in April, a slightly tipsy gentleman asked who “he” was. Name recognition is Radtke’s biggest hurdle while she prepares to challenge good ol’ boy George Allen for the Republican nomination for a 2012 U.S. Senate run. But analysts say Radtke, a seasoned strategist and former state tea party leader, has a better shot than anyone.
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