Go Jim McKelvey!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I must say, this put a smile on my face.
One of the Republicans running for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ivy, has loaned his campaign $500,000 of his own money, and he’s not ruling out an independent, third-party run for office.

Jim McKelvey, a real estate developer from Bedford County, said he believes so strongly that Perriello and other Democrats in Congress must be tossed out and replaced with strong conservatives that he was willing to put up half a million dollars out of his own pocket.


McKelvey added in an interview Wednesday that he would not rule out a possible run as an independent candidate, should it appear that [State Senator Robert] Hurt — whom McKelvey said is too moderate — is likely to win the GOP nomination.

“My take on Robert Hurt is that he’s just the same old, same old. We can’t send him to Congress,” McKelvey said. “I will do whatever it takes from here until November to make sure that does not happen.”
Exxxxxcellent. Go Jim McKelvey! :)

P.S. Also, go Virgil Goode!

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that McKelvey finished second in the tea party debate straw poll the other day.