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Tea party group settles on challenger to Boehner
washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/25/14 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 02/26/2014 5:54:44 AM PST by cotton1706

After conducting a search and straw poll, a national tea party group has settled on a Republican primary challenger to House Speaker John A. Boehner, picking high school teacher J.D. Winteregg to carry the tea party banner in the intraparty battle.

The announcement, which the Tea Party Leadership Fund (TPLF) will make Wednesday, could help Mr. Winteregg gain attention in a field dominated by Mr. Boehner and his massive campaign bank account. Mr. Winteregg is one of several men running against Mr. Boehner in the GOP primary in the speaker’s western Ohio district.

Rusty Humphries with the TPLF, a political action committee, said Mr. Boehner has failed to follow through on conservative goals during his time as speaker.

“This is a guy that has allowed spending to increase. This is a guy that fought for benefits for congressmen while at the same time fighting to cut benefits for our veterans,” Mr. Humphries said.

Mr. Boehner has been under fire from conservatives over last year’s budget deal, which boosted spending in 2014 and 2015, and for this month’s debt vote, when he allowed a 13-month debt increase to pass without conditions on the strength of Democratic votes.

Mr. Humphries said voters in the district itself are ready to dump Mr. Boehner, who is serving his 12th term in Congress — and second as speaker.

“The one thing I found a lot when I was in the district is how few people have seen him in the district in a long time,” Mr. Humphries said. “This is a guy who has not kept up with his people.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 02/26/2014 5:54:44 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If Boner wins the nomination, TEA party affiliates should not vote for him in the general election.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 6:08:05 AM PST by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: cotton1706

Watch the GOE-p.. They will put a ringer or two in to split the conservative vote. Just like they did to get Mittens the nod.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 6:35:47 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Short on time: Is there a website for this candidate. I’d like to donate to his campaign.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by navymom1
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To: navymom1

Settles.

I stopped reading right there.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 7:04:34 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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