Jim McKelvey has answered. And how!
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.
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 to do it.
“These people swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and none of them are doing it,” McKelvey said. “These people in DC are destroying the country and I can’t take it anymore.”
This race is really heating up. A number of candidates have the cash to compete, while others are showing some impressive performances in grassroots debates and straw polls. This ain't over by a long shot.