Tea Party Lists Enemies of Liberty?Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 11:14
Tea Party Lists Enemies of Liberty?
Group Plans Multi-Million Dollar Nationwide War Chest
Washington - FreedomWorks, the conservative political action committee that is one of the major players with close ties to the Tea Party movement, released its list of 2010 target Senate races and congressional districts today. In the Florida Senatorial race, the group supports conservative Marco Rubio over current Republican Governor Charlie Crist, conservative Pat Toomey over Senator Arlen Specter (D) in Pennsylvania, Rand Paul (R), son of 2008 Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, for the open Senate seat in Kentucky and among those listed as an ‘Enemy of Liberty’, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada. The group has not yet picked a Republican to back in Nevada, they just want Reid ousted.
On the House side they will work to topple Parker Griffith, the recently converted Democrat in Alabama, as well as Alan Grayson, the outspoken Florida Democrat who said the Republican Health Care plan amounted to telling people “hurry up and die.”
These races are just a drop in the bucket however, the group plans to monitor dozens of races and jump in with both feet when its ready.
FreedomWorks claims a half million members and has ambitious plans on the fundraising front. Rob Jordan, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Federal and State Campaigns looks at the successes of moveon.org as an example. “They raised around 31 million dollars in 2003. We ‘re not sure we can raise that much, but think we can be in the multi-millions and be a major player in 2010.”
FreedomWorks also brought together dozens of conservative activists today and put them in a room full of reporters, hoping to let the grass roots speak to the Washington establishment. They came from as far away as California, Arkansas, Ohio, and Florida.
“It’s hot in Florida, Charlie Crist is on the run” says Thomas Gaiten, a Florida Field Coordinator for Freedom Works, “I’m arranging an event on February 10 for the one year anniversary of ‘The Stimulus Hug.’
Gaiten is referring to a hug between President Obama and Florida Governor Charlie Crist last year. Crist was an exuberant host and endorsed the President’s stimulus package, for which Crist is now under fire.