The Tea Party Federation including the Richmond Tea Party endorsed Stewart and Obenshain. Yes, Donna endorsed Stimpson. Donna is a Libertarian and Campaign for Liberty chairperson for VA. She is a big Ron and Rand Paul supporter.
Middle Resolution and the Tea Party Federation held interviews of all the candidates for LtGov and AG. You can view the interviews on the Internet. The vast majority of Tea Party groups are part of the Federation. A representative of each Tea Party federation member participated in the interview process along with Middle Resolution.
I will also argue that at least 60% of the folks at the Convention yesterday have either direct or indirect ties to their local Tea Party organizations. They voted for the Bishop - so I see it really as a win for the Tea Party organizations, minus some of their leaders.
Pure fantasy. I know for a fact that there was a major effort during the voting process to defeat Jackson by the Tea Party federation and MR people. The fear is that Jackson will not be a serious candidate and lacks the money and organization to run a real campaign.
There is no doubt that this was a serious defeat for the establishment similar to Jeff Frederick's victory as RPV Chairman.
BTW, Corey Stewart walked hand-in-hand with Bishop Jackson around the Coliseum just before the last ballot.
I was there and expected nothing less from Corey who was my choice.
I love Corey Stewart, too. I hope he runs again.
I'm not sure what you are suggesting is pure fantasy. I will assume that it is the concept of voting for Bishop Jackson. If you concur that at least 60% of the folks in the Coliseum has some type of relationship to Tea Parties, like myself and over 80% in my delegation - and Bishop Jackson received 58% of the vote on the last ballot, then a lot of Tea Party Patriots voted for Jackson. I know when we learned that the Middle Resolution had jumped to Pete Snyder on the last vote, most of the remaining Tea Party folks went to Jackson. This is also true when Susan dropped out and Jamie supported Pete. More Tea Party went to Jackson. Pete Snyder was not the choice of individual Tea Party folks and they weren't going to go to Snyder.
I was a Corey supporter too. I loved what he did at the end. It killed Pete.
Which delegation were you in? I was in Goochland - and per an earlier thread, we need to get Richmond area Freepers together.