The competition is ready and fierce.

Right as the clock struck noon on Monday, Senate GOP hopeful Jamie Radtke and the campaign staff of former Governor George Allen stood ready, armed with boxes upon boxes of petitions.

It was a showdown of sorts.

Both candidates hoped to be the first to submit their signed signatures to the State Board of Elections, and therefore find their name atop the Republican primary ballot on June 12.

Radtke and Allen are among two of a field of Republican candidates looking to represent their party in the race to fill retiring Senator Jim Webb’s seat. (continued here)

Every little advantage counts, but Bob Marshall has been busy working on our behalf.

State Delegate Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, is also among the field of Republicans looking to secure the nomination.

Marshall told CBS 6 by phone on Monday that he’s been too preoccupied with state legislative matters to collect the necessary signatures, but that he’s in the process of doing so now.

He could not provide a date for when he plans on filing with the SBE, but the deadline for all candidates is 5 p.m. on March 29. (from here)

Are you a supporter of Bob Marshall? No? Then check out, and read Bob Marshall Letter to Supporters. If you are a Conservative, the more you know about Marshall, the more you will want to support him.

What can you do now? Get the man on the ballot by gathering petitions for him. For instructions, visit

Consider what it means to elect someone to lead us.

If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct? — Confucius quotes (China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)

When we choose men of high moral character, their example permeates our society.

That is why politics is a form of warfare. Like warfare — if not more so, when we choose our leaders, we engage in a struggle over morality, how we define morally correct behavior. To win the political struggle, we Conservatives must select the best leadership we can, and we must wholeheartedly support our leaders.

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. —  General George S. Patton quotes (American General in World War I and II, 1885-1945)