Tripp Godsey, with Greg Aldridge, campaign manager
UPDATE: There will be a forum Tuesday evening July 26 hosted by the Roanoke City Republican Committee featuring Tripp Godsey and Delegate Dave Nutter. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Roanoke City Council Chambers.
The membership of the Roanoke Tea Party voted unanimously Monday to endorse Tripp Godsey, a Roanoke insurance agency owner as their preferred candidate.
Godsey will face Delegate Dave Nutter in a Republican primary for the 21st district State Senate race on August 23.
Tripp first came to the Tea Party’s attention earlier this summer when they say he answered their call for a candidate willing to challenge Senator John Edwards, who has run unopposed since first obtaining his seat in 1996.
Tripp first announced his candidacy at their June 2 pubic meeting, and our the membership assisted in collecting the necessary signatures to put him on the ballot.
President Chip Tarbutton said, “The Roanoke Tea Party is delighted to find such an upstanding citizen with no previous political experience willing to step forward and do something about the current state of our Commonwealth and Nation, and run for the State Senate.”
Godsey said though Governor Bob McDonnell has endorsed his primary opponent he is not deterred. He says he will be “conservative 100% of the time versus Nutter’s sometimes.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2011, Elections, republican, TEA_Party