Jefferson Area Tea Party plans a Goode July 4


Former Fifth District congressman Virgil Goode, who switched political parties on occasion and once wrote that the Koran was "not going to be on the wall of my office," will be the featured guest at the Jefferson Area Tea Party’s third annual July 4 celebration. The event will take place at Jackson Park in Court Square from 1pm to 3pm, and will also feature Virginia Gun Owners Coalition President Mike McHugh, who will dress as Patrick Henry.

The Jefferson Area Tea Party has received a bit of attention during recent months, while Goode has largely been quiet. However, after he was named the Constitution Party’s preferred presidential candidate, Goode’s profile has been a bit higher in recent weeks. He told the Roanoke Times this month that he would consider a presidential bid "as the year progresses."