Skip to comments.TEA Party Endorses Newt Gingrich in Florida Primary
Posted on 01/26/2012 2:51:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The TEA Party of Florida endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Florida presidential primary, saying the former House speaker has "articulated direct and serious steps designed to reduce spending, cut our deficits, pay down our national debt, and return liberty to our citizens in doing so."
Reconstituted from the party whose candidates garnered 310,000 votes in 20 races in 2010, TEA is pursuing a broader outreach strategy this year.
Chairman John Long said that in addition to fielding its own slate of candidates, the party plans to endorse like-minded candidates from the major parties in other selected races.
"People ask us, 'Who is the TEA Party?' and we say, 'You are,'" Long stated.
"When you speak out against out-of-control spending and officials that refuse to act responsibly with our money, you are the TEA Party.'"
The 310,000 votes received by TEA (Taxed Enough Already) candidates in 2010 was the third largest total of any party in the state.
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Hopefully Newt will win. If Romney wins Trump will most likely jump in and run as a Tea Party candidate.
The tea party rebellion is ON!!
Live free or die!!
Works for me...ABR, Anybody but Rino.
“”””People ask us, ‘Who is the TEA Party?’ and we say, ‘You are,’” Long stated.
“When you speak out against out-of-control spending and officials that refuse to act responsibly with our money, you are the TEA Party.’” “””
The tea party guys are a joke. hussein just got another big spending increase. I don’t hear any of these tea party kids doing anything about it. But their catchy slogans got them elected and that’s all that matters.
Trump is all mouth.
Didn't you learn anything from his previous tease.
Trump is entertaining in small doses...
But in the ego and self-love departments he makes Dumb’O look downright humble.
I love that one!
GO NEWT GO......
We are ON IT in FL!!
Nope, Newt should run as the head of the Conservative Party, time to make history with a real alternative to the two party system.
Woot! With all the lies and innuendo flying about Newt this week, this is some much needed good news today. It might just give Newt the edge he needs in tonight’s debate. Go Newt!
I think Newt will win if the people are allowed to hear the candidates and choose one. Currently though, the entire Western hemisphere is actively campaigning in the Republican primary so who knows what will happen.
I don’t get it, why can’t we have our own primaries without outside interference. Must be when the media turned that we lost that right.
I really wish this debate would focus on the issues instead of Newt said this then and Newt says this now stuff.
Romney knows that Newt knows policy much more than he does. He’ll want to stick to the attacks on Newt and attack Newt from the right. Then if Romney wins the nomination he’ll probably attack Obama from the left (if there’s enough space to stand without falling off the edge).
I guess we’ll see.
VOTE FOR NEWT!
GO TEA PARTY!
Romney has NOTHING good to say about his own record (to a conservative audience anyway). How many times can he repeat the fact that he made a 10% investment in Staples back in the ‘80s? He pretty much had nowhere to go but to come out swinging with some kind of negative attacks. I’m disheartened that it seems to have worked well enough to flip the poll position. I just can’t believe how quick people are to believe a negative attack just because someone says it without doing the fact checking on their own first.
Thx for posting that. That is super news! Thank you Tea Party of FL!!!
I doubt anyone can count on the Establishment, the Romoney Repubs, supporting Newt if he gets the nomination. I am certain they would rather lose the election than have their gravy train derailed by allowing a conservative to be elected.
Trump is O’s ace in the hole, he will deploy when called to.
Good for you, wtt.
Have heard good things about the power of you patriots in Fla.!
Man the canons, mount the horses, sharpen the blades!
The endorsement is great, BUT, are they going to campaign for him? Mail out brochures? Rally the TEA Party Troops? Will they do anything besides just “Endorse”???
Anybody know the answer to these questions?
I think this is a moot point now. RINO-Rom beat Newt in the Debate tonight like a borrowed mule. Newt looked old and tired and Romney beat him on every turn. Rick Santorum was great in the Debate. He’s our only hope to stop Romney now.
Thank you trisham!!
Then we've lost. Rick has no money or organization. Buddy Roemer and Fred Karger probably have bigger war chests.
I’ll be casting my vote early on Saturday in Brevard County, Florida for Newt. Come on Space Coast !!!!! Woooooo Hooooooooo !!!
Newt should use some strong black tea to dye his hair with, just for this!
Its a Civil War in the GOP—Lounge lizard Republican elites vs. the Tea Party patriots. One side has money—the other passion. Who will win? Its anyone’s call but I think the establishment has been pulling in all their markers to get a Romney victory. Support Newt—if he fails in Florida—let him win in Nevada! Don’t Give Up!
He lost here to McCain, and that's before most people knew he was a douchebag.
Newt and Rick did great
To know that you think so gives me some comfort; seriously. I went to bed last night so bummed out over Newt’s performance. After reading what you said this morning, I feel better. Maybe I was expecting too much. Listening to the “talking heads” afterward didn’t help. They all said, more or less, that RINO-Rom creamed Newt and that RINO-Rom will win FL.
Thanks for giving me an encouraging word.
My thoughts too.....Plus: what can we do from our computers to help?
What is the ground game like?
IMHO I hear Newt is knocking the skin of the ball on the Stump.
This ground game tactic of talking about Space (and other issues) is brilliant as they say "all politics is local"...
He has taken it on the chin in the Media and didn't do as well as we would have liked last night but...
Tea Party Intensity IMHO could overcome RINO Republican Reptile pomposity...
What do you see and hear?
It is difficult to discern who you are supporting... ;-D
Never stop kicking against the pricks!!!
AND BE WELL... GOD love ya'!
Newt loves Americans.
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