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Tea Party Groups across Texas Warn of 'Fake' Tea Party Mailers (runoff is Tuesday!)
breitbart.com ^ | 5/21/14 | Bob Price

Posted on 05/21/2014 1:15:45 PM PDT by cotton1706

HOUSTON, Texas—Tea Party Groups across Texas are reporting mailers being sent out across the Lone Star State from groups they claim either do not exist or are not true Tea Party groups. One mailer in particular, from the United Texas Tea Party is particularly troubling to groups from all across Texas who claim there doesn't seem to be any such group in existence.

According to the website, TeaParty911.com, a coalition of Tea Party Leaders across Texas is “demanding answers on a fake Tea Party Mailer found in Texas mailboxes on Friday." The groups said their research reveals that the United Texas Tea Party does not legally exist. They also claim the Texas Ethics Commission has no registration of a political committee operating under that name. They claim that in order to distribute political advertising supporting or opposing a candidate, such a group is obligated to abide by the Texas Election Code as summarized on page 3 of the Texas Ethics Commission’s Campaign Finance Guide for Political Committees.”

The mailer in question asks voters to “Celebrate the Texas Tea Party Champions." It lists the following candidates: David Dewhurst, candidate for Lt. Governor; Ken Paxton, candidate for Attorney General; Sid Miller, candidate for Agriculture Commissioner; and Wayne Christian, candidate for Railroad Commissioner. The mailer allegedly does not appear to contain any of the required political disclaimers.

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

1 posted on 05/21/2014 1:15:45 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

My Sis in Houston tells me that David Dewhurst alone is such a well-known RINO that it will destroy the credibility of anything which it says.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 1:22:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

I wonder how much these types of mailers actually work. I never look at the ones I receive.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 1:23:53 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

They tried this in Michigan and two democrats were prosecuted.

They had candidates who didn’t even know they were on the ballot and candidates who were 14 and 15 years old. They even had one candidate who lives in Arizona and didn’t know he was on the ballot.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

I find the big wide ones very useful when the dustpan isn’t handy.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Your sister is right.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 1:27:05 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Vigilanteman

LOL same here. Glossy cardstock is a fine but expensive dustpan. It also works for handheld masking when painting around windows and such.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 1:33:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

Anyone who falls for these phony liars’ mailers is too stupid to be a TEA Party member. We got a good laugh out of Tommy Merrit’s mailer that pictured Sid Miller, his TEA Party opponent for Ag Commissioner, as a criminal with his eyes shut, while Merrit’s was work in’ hard lifting a hay bale in the snow.

The only problem is that it is possibly the worst photoshopped picture ever attempted, and Merrit should demand his money back on that mailer. There are a lot of Republicans running who are dirty enough to be closet Democrats.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 1:56:12 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Vigilanteman

Maybe it is time we start doing this. It seems to work and there doesn’t seem to be a downside. Just make stuff up and send it on.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 2:02:48 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like classic DoWorst.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: cotton1706
As a Texas Conservative, I can tell you now, those 4 are the ones I am NOT voting for.
11 posted on 05/22/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT by Din Maker
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