except: former NASCAR driver With an interesting and unconventional career path, he’s speeding up the race for a single Senate seat in the swing state, telling Fox News Digital he jumped into the race because he’s “tired” of the way government is run.
Hermie Sadler has spent more than two decades off and on racing in a number of NASCAR series while also covering races as a reporter for FOX SportsShe worked as a promoter in the world of professional wrestling. He owns a number of small businesses, and is now running in the Republican primary to represent the senatorial district of the newly drawn 17th Virginia.
“You know, I’ve spent most of my life competing in NASCAR. I worked in television for Fox Sports for 17 years. And when I got off the road to come back full time to run our family business, that’s when it really started to push,” Sadler said, speaking with Fox from his home in Emporia. Virginia, a small town in the southern part of the state not far from the North Carolina border.
“Government can have a positive or negative impact on these types of communities, small businesses and their families,” he added. “A lot of people get frustrated and anxious and want to know why things aren’t getting done, why things aren’t changing for the better. And I’ve heard a lot of people complain about it, but no one is really trying to do anything about it.”
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Sadler said he decided, in the end, that hope “was never a good strategy”, and threw his hat into the ring.
He went on to detail his diverse and colorful background, and explain why he felt it had prepared him for it representing the Virgin in the State Senate.
He said “Man. I’ve done a little bit of everything”. “I was never afraid to try new things… I learned things that I was able to apply, not only in my work but in my everyday life.”
He added, “For all the life lessons I learned along the way on the racetrack, commentating for Fox, being involved in professional wrestling and all of my other business interests, they have all helped shape me to get to this point.”
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Sadler explained that, throughout his career, he’s worked with billionaires on boardrooms all the way to people who live from week to week and get paid for their paycheck, and that experience prepared him to represent them and see what affected them in their day-to-day lives, unlike other politicians.
“We keep hiring or electing these politicians to go work for us, and they tell us all these things while they’re running for office and asking for votes. They keep telling us all these things they’re going to do,” he said. .
“And when I follow these people, when they get elected and take office, I see a lot of them go to a lot of cocktail parties and take a lot of selfies. But you know what? When I drive to work every day here in Emporia, not much has changed. the same across the region.”
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Sadler went on to say that Liberal Democrats Administration of the Virginia State Senate was “far away” from ordinary Virginians, but he believed it was possible for both sides to find common ground on issues.
He added that he is not a member of the political establishment of the state, and if the voters want someone who is not interested in climbing the “political ladder,” he is their man.
Virginia’s 17th Senate district was formed following the 2020 census and statewide redistricting process. If new district boundaries exist in the 2020 presidential election and 2021 gubernatorial election, President Biden He would win by 7 points, while Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin would win by 5 points.
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Sadler is scheduled to face State Representative Emily Brewer in the Republican primary on June 20.