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TEA Party Endorses Newt Gingrich in Florida Primary
Sunshine State News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Kenric Ward

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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: elections; florida; gingrich; jebbush; newt; romney; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 2:52:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:48 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hopefully Newt will win. If Romney wins Trump will most likely jump in and run as a Tea Party candidate.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 2:55:16 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speaks at a Space Coast town hall at a hotel in Cocoa, Florida. Gingrich was ahead in the rhetorical war among Republican presidential hopefuls on who could be toughest on Cuba's communist regime, suggesting Wednesday he would bomb the island if there were a popular uprising.
4 posted on 01/26/2012 2:56:46 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: musicman

Excellent news!


5 posted on 01/26/2012 2:56:50 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...

Woo hoo!!

The tea party rebellion is ON!!

Go, Florida!!

Go, Newt!!

Live free or die!!


6 posted on 01/26/2012 2:56:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: tsowellfan

Works for me...ABR, Anybody but Rino.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 2:57:46 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: tsowellfan

“”””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.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 2:58:21 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: tsowellfan
Trump likes making money, not spending his own money.

Trump is all mouth.

Didn't you learn anything from his previous tease.

9 posted on 01/26/2012 2:59:13 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Jim Robinson

Good news!


10 posted on 01/26/2012 3:01:45 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: TexasCajun

Trump is entertaining in small doses...

But in the ego and self-love departments he makes Dumb’O look downright humble.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 3:02:52 PM PST by aquila48
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To: musicman

I love that one!


12 posted on 01/26/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great news!!

GO NEWT GO......


13 posted on 01/26/2012 3:05:56 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Jim Robinson

We are ON IT in FL!!


14 posted on 01/26/2012 3:07:59 PM PST by wombtotomb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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."

Yay! Great news....Go Newt!!


15 posted on 01/26/2012 3:09:51 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yaaaaa Whooooooooooo!

Excellent!!!

16 posted on 01/26/2012 3:10:07 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: tsowellfan

Nope, Newt should run as the head of the Conservative Party, time to make history with a real alternative to the two party system.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 3:11:27 PM PST by pennboricua
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To: lonevoice

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!


18 posted on 01/26/2012 3:12:09 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: tsowellfan

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.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 3:23:45 PM PST by Kenny
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To: All
Click


20 posted on 01/26/2012 3:25:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Kenny

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.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 3:34:04 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: wombtotomb; Jim Robinson; Syncro; seekthetruth; Matchett-PI; mojitojoe; Bushbacker1; mcmuffin; ...
GO Florida!

VOTE FOR NEWT!
GO TEA PARTY!

DIRECT DONATION LINK
NEWT 2012!

The Place for Conservatives
WooHoo!!



22 posted on 01/26/2012 3:39:06 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 3:46:56 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thx for posting that. That is super news! Thank you Tea Party of FL!!!


24 posted on 01/26/2012 4:07:35 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Jim Robinson
Looks like it is us conservatives against the Elitist RINO’s.
25 posted on 01/26/2012 4:22:04 PM PST by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 4:43:34 PM PST by chickenlips (Mitt Romney, Obama's ticket to term 2)
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To: chickenlips
I am certain they would rather lose the election than have their gravy train derailed by allowing a conservative to be elected

I agree

27 posted on 01/26/2012 4:57:49 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Pride in the USA

bttt


28 posted on 01/26/2012 5:04:06 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: wombtotomb

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!


29 posted on 01/26/2012 5:11:33 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


30 posted on 01/26/2012 8:10:15 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 8:15:25 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: no dems; All
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.
32 posted on 01/26/2012 8:18:35 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: no dems
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What station were you watching ? Not CNN ...

Newt and Rick did great ... although Rick (really) blasted Romney a bit much (it looked personal) ...



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33 posted on 01/26/2012 8:42:58 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump!


34 posted on 01/26/2012 8:50:19 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: trisham

Thank you trisham!!


35 posted on 01/26/2012 8:50:31 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: no dems
"Rick Santorum was great in the Debate. He’s our only hope to stop Romney now..."

Then we've lost. Rick has no money or organization. Buddy Roemer and Fred Karger probably have bigger war chests.

36 posted on 01/26/2012 10:10:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll be casting my vote early on Saturday in Brevard County, Florida for Newt. Come on Space Coast !!!!! Woooooo Hooooooooo !!!


37 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:08 PM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bttt


38 posted on 01/26/2012 10:24:25 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt should use some strong black tea to dye his hair with, just for this!


39 posted on 01/26/2012 11:02:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: aquila48

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!


40 posted on 01/27/2012 12:47:11 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Why would MYTH Romney do any better here in FL than he did in 2008?

He lost here to McCain, and that's before most people knew he was a douchebag.

41 posted on 01/27/2012 12:55:53 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Newt and Rick did great
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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.


42 posted on 01/27/2012 4:21:18 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: no dems

My thoughts too.....Plus: what can we do from our computers to help?


43 posted on 01/27/2012 6:57:13 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
To FLA Freepers...

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?

44 posted on 01/27/2012 7:04:28 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
VOTE NEWT!
45 posted on 01/27/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Jim Robinson; gonzo
***Go, Newt!!!***

It is difficult to discern who you are supporting... ;-D

Never stop kicking against the pricks!!!

AND BE WELL... GOD love ya'!

46 posted on 01/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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GO NEWT!

47 posted on 01/27/2012 9:22:07 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Bob Ireland
Ooorah! .................................. FRegards
48 posted on 01/27/2012 9:22:39 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: GVnana

Newt loves Americans.


49 posted on 01/27/2012 9:34:03 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: Syncro
It would have been nice to have the Tea Party Bus traveling and working the election states. Too late for Florida and too late on the decision to support Newt. Missed opportunity.
50 posted on 01/29/2012 8:58:31 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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