Skip to comments.Tea party endorsement catches Democrat Walt Minnick, his challengers off-guard
Posted on 04/16/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT by Domandred
WASHINGTON - The most influential national tea party group, backed by a $3 million campaign war chest, surprised Idahoans by endorsing freshman Rep. Walt Minnick's re-election bid. Not all local tea partyers were pleased.
Minnick is the only Democrat in the nation to land an endorsement from the Tea Party Express, the most prominent national organization in the burgeoning political movement.
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"We don't know where the national tea party came up with the endorsement of Walt Minnick," said Russ Smerz of Tea Party Boise. "It's a little concerning to us that Tea Party Express would endorse someone in the state of Idaho without consulting us first. We're not endorsing any candidate at this time - including Walt Minnick."
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Did he vote Pelosi for speaker? If so he’s the devil......
You beat me to the punch.
A vote for Pelousy should disqualify a Tea Party endorsement.
Any Rat is a bad Rat..another vote for Pelosi. The only way we get rid of Pelosi getting rid of Rats..kinda like Rats and Fleas. Parasites..
As I have said the Tea Party Movement needs to be copywrited.
is walt minnick a small government guy? If not, tea party express could be a democrat plant
I didn’t vote for him, but we could have done a lot worse.
Tea Party Express is drunk with power.
The Tea Party must have had a politically correct moment.
If this is true, and if the National Tea Party leaders really endorsed him, then those particular leaders must be removed, pronto.
WE DO NOT ENDORSE NARAL CANDIDATES. PERIOD
He’s been fairly good for a Democrat imo. VERY outspoken against earmarks. I didn’t vote for him, voted for Sali again, but I can think of worse in Idaho including some from the GOP.
There is a national Tea Party?
Article is talking about the Tea Party Express.
The first report is almost always wrong...standby.
Our previous rep. and Minnock’s opponent (Bill Sali) voted against Bush’s first bailout program both times. Somehow I can’t see any democrat doing that.
So who should have he voted for to be Speaker of the House?
I think Pelosie was a GREAT choice, the person Republicans would chose if they were given the choice of any Dem.
She’s been a disaster. Great choice.
I don’t buy this. Exactly what Tea Party are they referring to?
My thoughts exactly. If it sounds crazy it usually is.
I watched his votes his first half year or so in congress and he was somebody that Nancy could count on. I think they messed up on this endorsement basing it on his ZeroCare vote.
I’m still waiting for some form of gun legislation to hit the House floor. I’m pretty sure that Minnick is a “only for hunting and sporting purposes” guy so will vote for any renewals of AWB or whatever else the libs come up with.
Course on the other hand that is an almost guaranteed way to lose a seat in Idaho so will vote against if there is coverage.
Trying to find anything on the Tea Party Express website to confirm, but nothing there.
Could be correct in it being an erroneous report.
The Democrat party is simply unredeemable and evil. Anyone that seriously believes in liberty and the Constitution can never vote Democrat in state and federal elections. Minnick can never be supported.
This endorsement by a national organization cannot over-ride the local organization. Indeed this is an analogy for our current struggle: individual rights & local control vs the central authority.
The Tea Party movement will function at is best by emphasizing local control, much like a confederation. The central movement will soon be discredited if it does not consult the local movements.
sorry...after Bart Stupak, never again
Lotsa frauds in the Tea Party movement. Vaughn Ward is going to win that seat. A REAL American and conservative.
“The first report is almost always wrong...standby.”
That's why it's so important to take one or more RINOs (Crist, McCain, Bennett, etc.) down this year - to send a message.
theres nothing wrong with earmarks, only cept that its been abused. How else do state request funding from Federal government? Without earmarks, states has no say in how federal money be spend. You rather state decide it or federal government?
being against earmarks, makes it a negative for him. He support federal, centralised planning over distributed, decentralized state planning
Who in the Tea Party Express endorsed this idiot?
My biggest problem with earmarks is that I don’t think they should be tacked onto unrelated bills to buy a vote.
If the project and/or bill it’s attached to can’t stand on their own they shouldn’t pass at all.
Related bills is fine with me, like hypothetically setting aside project money for forest replanting in a land management bill.
Domandred said, “I’m really not sure what to make of this.”
I know what to make of this.
Here’s the background Link:
"Tea Party Express" is obviously LAME to the extreme. That's what I make of it.
If Minnick was the kind of guy who deserved Tea Party support he would have endorsed Bill Sali in 2008 instead of running against him and voting for Pelosi. His 2009 American conservative union score is 44%.
Ditto and bump.
I know what to make of this.
Heres the background Link:
D-01 Ad: Is Walt Minnick Voting Your Values?
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