All four Virginia Republicans running for U.S. Senate are heading for Roanoke. They’ll take part in a party-sponsored debate Saturday in advance of the June 12th primary. It is one of few times former Governor and Senator George Allen, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Delegate Bob Marshall and Richmond Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke meet face to face, all seeking the GOP nomination to take on Democrat Tim Kaine in November. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/04-27-GOP-Debate-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=04-27 GOP Debate Wrap1-WEB]
The debate is scheduled to begin 3:00 pm Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel just off Hershberger Road near I-581. The doors open at 2:15.