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Tea party endorsement catches Democrat Walt Minnick, his challengers off-guard
Idaho Statesman ^ | 4/16/2010 | Erika Bolstad

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at idahostatesman.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: democrat; democrats; idaho; minnick; russo; salrusso; teaparty; teapartyexpress; waltminnick; ward
I'm really not sure what to make of this.
1 posted on 04/16/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT by Domandred
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To: Domandred

Did he vote Pelosi for speaker? If so he’s the devil......


2 posted on 04/16/2010 10:07:33 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Sybeck1

You beat me to the punch.

Damn straight!

A vote for Pelousy should disqualify a Tea Party endorsement.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Sybeck1

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..


4 posted on 04/16/2010 10:09:26 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Domandred

As I have said the Tea Party Movement needs to be copywrited.


5 posted on 04/16/2010 10:09:44 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Domandred

is walt minnick a small government guy? If not, tea party express could be a democrat plant


6 posted on 04/16/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Domandred

I didn’t vote for him, but we could have done a lot worse.


7 posted on 04/16/2010 10:12:07 AM PDT by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: Domandred

Tea Party Express is drunk with power.


8 posted on 04/16/2010 10:13:06 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Domandred
A Rat is a 'rat.

Always.

9 posted on 04/16/2010 10:13:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Domandred

The Tea Party must have had a politically correct moment.


10 posted on 04/16/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Domandred
Minnick was endorsed by the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League in 2008.

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

11 posted on 04/16/2010 10:16:01 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 4rcane

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.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

There is a national Tea Party?


13 posted on 04/16/2010 10:17:28 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Article is talking about the Tea Party Express.


14 posted on 04/16/2010 10:18:48 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

The first report is almost always wrong...standby.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 10:18:57 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: MarkeyD

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.


16 posted on 04/16/2010 10:19:47 AM PDT by axxmann
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To: Sybeck1

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.


17 posted on 04/16/2010 10:21:39 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Domandred

I don’t buy this. Exactly what Tea Party are they referring to?


18 posted on 04/16/2010 10:22:48 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: John.Galt2012

My thoughts exactly. If it sounds crazy it usually is.


19 posted on 04/16/2010 10:23:37 AM PDT by dools007
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To: Domandred

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.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 10:23:39 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: Domandred

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.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 10:23:48 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred
national tea party group

????


22 posted on 04/16/2010 10:25:59 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: John.Galt2012

Trying to find anything on the Tea Party Express website to confirm, but nothing there.

Could be correct in it being an erroneous report.


23 posted on 04/16/2010 10:26:09 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

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.


24 posted on 04/16/2010 10:30:14 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Domandred

sorry...after Bart Stupak, never again


25 posted on 04/16/2010 10:37:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Domandred

Lotsa frauds in the Tea Party movement. Vaughn Ward is going to win that seat. A REAL American and conservative.


26 posted on 04/16/2010 10:41:46 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: John.Galt2012

“The first report is almost always wrong...standby.”

Yes. Always.

Thank you.


27 posted on 04/16/2010 10:42:42 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Domandred
If he's pretty good and running against a RINO, endorsing him may actually be a good thing. It's a message to RINOs that they have to work for the Tea Party endorsement. They don't get it automatically just by running as a Republican.

That's why it's so important to take one or more RINOs (Crist, McCain, Bennett, etc.) down this year - to send a message.

28 posted on 04/16/2010 10:44:59 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Domandred

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?


29 posted on 04/16/2010 11:05:11 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Domandred

being against earmarks, makes it a negative for him. He support federal, centralised planning over distributed, decentralized state planning


30 posted on 04/16/2010 11:06:42 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Domandred

Who in the Tea Party Express endorsed this idiot?


31 posted on 04/16/2010 11:07:59 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Domandred
Is this the Pam Stout-led Tea Party? The lady who was on Letterman??
32 posted on 04/16/2010 12:08:16 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 4rcane

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.


33 posted on 04/16/2010 12:15:23 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred; All

Domandred said, “I’m really not sure what to make of this.”

#

I know what to make of this.

Here’s the background Link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2494121/posts


34 posted on 04/16/2010 2:11:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Domandred; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj
"I'm really not sure what to make of this."

"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%.

35 posted on 04/19/2010 2:58:36 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Domandred

odd


36 posted on 04/19/2010 3:02:41 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Impy

Ditto and bump.

#

I know what to make of this.

Here’s the background Link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2494121/posts


37 posted on 04/19/2010 2:23:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Impeach98; gop-guy

Ping


38 posted on 04/21/2010 9:26:33 AM PDT by Syncro (TPXIII Day 1,247!)
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To: Domandred

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4w1pGcmH_Y

“D-01 Ad: Is Walt Minnick Voting Your Values?”

Video Description - Quote:

TheNRCC — May 10, 2010 — no description available

Category:
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Tags:
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39 posted on 05/17/2010 11:58:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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