Tea Party Coalition endorses Congressman Dr. Ron Paul for PresidentSubmitted by tony m on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:54
We the Tea Party Coalition of Western New York sent out a press release today stating our endorsement for Ron Paul for President.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Allen Coniglio, Chair
Buffalo, New York, June 23, 2011. The Tea Party Coalition of Western New York endorsed Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President today, becoming one of the first tea party groups in the nation to back a presidential candidate. Allen Coniglio, Chairman of the Coalition, said “Ron Paul inspired the tea party movement with his longstanding advocacy of constitutionally limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. We are calling on all tea party groups to unite behind Ron Paul. In addition to his adherence to tea party principles, he also has the best chance to beat Barack Obama according to a recent CNN poll (5/5/11).”
The Tea Party Coalition, which operates in several counties in Western New York including Erie, Niagara, Wyoming and Ontario, has existed since 2009 and has supported candidates for three straight years including two candidates who ran on the Tea Party line. Coniglio said, “The Coalition tends to back Republicans but we occasionally support an independent candidate against a RINO or liberal Republican.”
The Coalition also supports the Pork Lawsuit which seeks to ban billions of dollars of corporate subsidies in New York State. The case will be argued in the New York Court of Appeals on October 12th. Coalition board member Jim Ostrowski is the plaintiffs’ attorney. Ostrowski was also Ron Paul’s election lawyer in New York in 2007-8. A National Rally Against Corporate Welfare will be held on the Capitol steps before the oral argument.
Ostrowski pointed out that the New York primary will play a much larger role in the nomination process next year than it did four years ago. Four years ago, the GOP primary was winner take all. This time, delegates will be awarded based on how many votes the candidates receive in each congressional district.
Ron Paul represents the 14th district of Texas in the House of Representatives. He won his 12th term in Congress last year with 80% of the vote. He is an obstetrician by profession. He served in the Air Force and Air National Guard. He is the author of several books including Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom (2011), End The Fed (2009), and The Revolution: A Manifesto (2008), a bestseller. He refuses to register for a Congressional pension.
Dr. Paul is known for his opposition to bloated federal budgets, nation-building foreign wars, and the inflation of the money supply by the Federal Reserve and the business cycles this causes. He is also the Congress’s leading opponent of corporate subsidies, opposition to which sparked the Tea Party movement in early 2009.