This Thursday, January 9th, Dave Brat will formally announce his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives (Va-7th)! He will then begin a 2-day tour of the 7th District.

Dave is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, who also attended Princeton Seminary. He regularly speaks to business associations, government officials, and conservative organizations, including Tea Party groups. Considered an extremely viable candidate by many analysts, including those at the National Review, Brat represents a serious challenge to House Majority Leader Cantor, who has helped sink Congress to a mere 6% approval rating. Already, some are framing this campaign as a “true conservative” taking on the “Establishment GOP.

Dave will be making several “meet & greet” stops on Thursday & Friday across the 7th District, but you are highly encouraged to attend the two press events, so you can meet Dave and get to know this solid conservative!

The 2 most important events to attend are as follows:

Thursday, Jan 9th–10am St.John’s Church in Richmond (site of Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech)

Friday, Jan 10th–9:30am Municipal Building in Louisa, Louisa County

Richmond Tea Party does not officially endorse candidates, but we feel this is an historic opportunity to take part in the launch of what promises to be a “watershed” moment in national politics!

Come out, Meet Dave, and be Part of the Action!

Dave Brat’s complete kick-off schedule is as follows (Press events to which attendance is highly encouraged are in bold):

8:00 AM Adams Sports Mart (stop in to shake hands with voters at the diner next door that David Adams runs as well) 9021 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 804-966-5509

10:00 AM St. John’s Church Patrick Henry Park

11:30 AM Hanover Courthouse 7507 Library Dr., Hanover, VA

1:30 PM Chesterfield Courthouse 9500 Courthouse Rd., Chesterfield, VA

3:30 PM Henrico Courthouse 4301 E. Parham Rd., Henrico, VA

5:00 Goochland/Louisa Goochland Courthouse 2938 River Rd. W., Goochland, VA

Friday 1/10/14

9:30 AM Louisa Municipal Bldg. Louisa, VA

12:00 Culpepper Courthouse 135 W. Cameron St. #103, Culpepper, VA

2:30 Orange Courthouse 112 W. Main St., Orange, VA

4:30-5:00 Spotsylvania Courthouse 9115 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA