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Tea Party Total Head Count Thread (Post Your Attendance Numbers Here)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 04/15/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by kristinn

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To: kristinn

Madison WI 8000+


151 posted on 04/15/2009 5:12:51 PM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: Taylor; Chieftain

wow!!!WOW!!!!

DO YOU HAVE PICS? does anyone?


152 posted on 04/15/2009 5:13:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (It's time for the grown ups !)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Sweet! Home of some of my ancestors. Thank you for Tea-Partying.


153 posted on 04/15/2009 5:14:57 PM PDT by madison10
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To: PosterPoster

A participant at the Wilmington, DE, party said her husband was at the Philadelphia one and estimated only 200. :-(

Sad to hear that from the birthplace of the Republic.


154 posted on 04/15/2009 5:14:59 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t know if this was posted yet, but Madison, Wisconsin had between 5000 and 6000 people.


155 posted on 04/15/2009 5:15:05 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: kristinn

Lincolnton, NC - 250-300


156 posted on 04/15/2009 5:15:28 PM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: kristinn

Tucson, AZ, 2000+
(leftist paper reported that number — surprisingly seems accurate -— and I would concur, based on visual scan)


157 posted on 04/15/2009 5:15:42 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: kristinn

I’m guesstimating, because we only got to stay for about 45 minutes, but I think there was at least 200 or so in my town,
Allen, TX!! WoooooooT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :*)


158 posted on 04/15/2009 5:16:51 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: kristinn

Washington DC 2000-3000.

Heavy rain, so probably a lower than expected turnout.


159 posted on 04/15/2009 5:18:36 PM PDT by fzx12345 (Please use your tax refund to support life.)
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To: kristinn

There were four or five plus TEA Parties around the northwest Ohio area, but don’t know where to get numbers.

(couldn’t go, had to work to pay taxes-—I think ‘til August now)


160 posted on 04/15/2009 5:19:20 PM PDT by madison10
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To: TexasNative2000

Great Job....Beautifully done...Brought a tear to my eye.


161 posted on 04/15/2009 5:19:24 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers GO!)
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To: kristinn

Sarasota - 1,000


162 posted on 04/15/2009 5:20:37 PM PDT by wkg
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To: Ron C.

Wouldn’t surprise me if you’re right on that total estimate... The cool thing is — that’s just those who KNEW about it, and were able to SHOW! I KNOW there are tons out there that like me either didn’t know, or were unable to attend due to various reasons (work, illness, etc...).

This is HUGE (and serious, not “series”! LOL). If the politicians weren’t worried before, they should be now... I love it that the media is freaking out not knowing how to spin this... GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!! God bless America!!!


163 posted on 04/15/2009 5:21:25 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: wkg

Sarasota estimate above 2000 now and that number is from the very liberal and non-reporting Herald Tribune.


164 posted on 04/15/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT by surfer
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To: Hoffer Rand

Ogden actually had a nice little “tea party”, or rally in front of the old municipal bldg. (if you’ve ever been to Ogden, you’ll know what I mean.) It was pretty well attended, even in spite of the weather! They had some extra signs for people who didn’t have any. We got a number of people honking at us and waving!

I think it was one of the smaller, less well known events in the Wasatch Front area. This one was organized by the Libertarian Party, but people of all political affiliations were invited!


165 posted on 04/15/2009 5:22:29 PM PDT by dsutah
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Endicott NY, very small town, had about 300 people outside the Post Office with signs,costumes,and various speakers from the crowd. No news people that I observed, just people in the crowd taking pictures and videos. At the end of the rally, we all walked to the river to throw our tea bags in the river. It was only about 2 hours long and it was well worth the time!


166 posted on 04/15/2009 5:22:42 PM PDT by tcat
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To: kristinn

Reston, VA — I estimate about 500 or so.


167 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:02 PM PDT by ForeignDude
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To: LibertyRocks

Seal Beach California, I would say 1500.


168 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:03 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Dianna; kristinn

columbus ohio

my guesstimate

3000-4000


169 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:03 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: kristinn

Springfield, MO. Hard to guess since there was a block long line of sign holders along the road, and a mass by a speaker. I would estimate between 1200-2000 people.


170 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:05 PM PDT by BattleHymn
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To: kristinn

They said about 2,200 here in Vegas.
Seemed like that amount.
Great day.


171 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:18 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: kristinn

Louisville, Ky. We estimated 1500 to (possibly 2000).

Initial news reports put it at several hundred, but I was told the Courier gave it 1,000. Considering what a lib rag it is, our count seems more likely.

Great crowd. Great signs. Almost no ugliness from passing motorists.

One very big kook with an “Impeach Bush” sign. Which everyone thought was great because it was great advertisement for what dimwits these people are.

Also, we later attended Elizabethtown and count was at least 400. Great turnout for such a little town.


172 posted on 04/15/2009 5:24:09 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: kristinn

Estimate ~2,500 at Ventura, CA, Government Center.


173 posted on 04/15/2009 5:24:28 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (PARTY LIKE IT'S 1773!!)
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To: Henchster

Going through the thread and adding the lower estimates and rounding down, I get 159,200, up to my Peoria post.

I did not include any corrections, and I didn’t check for double posts of the same site—I only caught San Antonio being posted a couple of times.


174 posted on 04/15/2009 5:24:42 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Can i say that here?
Carrollton, Texas.

Josey Lane & George Bush Tollway.

I was there.

I would say 300 in attendance.

175 posted on 04/15/2009 5:25:00 PM PDT by Gabrial (Obama Lied - The Economy Died)
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To: tcrlaf

Wow, only 1000? The pictures I saw looked like there were at least 5-6000.


176 posted on 04/15/2009 5:26:42 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: kristinn

Napa, CA. We had about 50 or so at 2 pm. But it is scheduled from 8 am to 9 pm, and attendence is expected to go up in the evening. (Most gotta work for a living!) So I’ll put the number at around 450,000.


177 posted on 04/15/2009 5:26:44 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: kristinn

Richmond, VA — I am guessing 5,000


178 posted on 04/15/2009 5:28:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: Glenn

Oh yeah? They’ve got a pretty disgusting column by Paul Begala:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/15/begala.taxes/index.html

# Story Highlights
# Paul Begala: April 15 is one day most Americans sacrifice for government
# Begala says paying taxes to support worthy government services is patriotic
# “Tea parties” are being pushed by GOP supporters who lost election, Begala says
# He says President Obama and Congress have cut taxes for most


179 posted on 04/15/2009 5:28:23 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Gabrial

Dallas, Texas - man, I don’t know how to estimate crowds.

It was big.

It is a guess, but I would say 2,500?

Also, when the crowd recited the Pledge of Alleigence, all the Dallas Police stood at attention and recited it with the crowd. Gotta luv Texas.


180 posted on 04/15/2009 5:28:59 PM PDT by Gabrial (Obama Lied - The Economy Died)
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To: jennyjenny

Yeah...
About 1,000, and I was in the middle of it.
If I can get these cell phone pictures transfered, I got some cool shots!


181 posted on 04/15/2009 5:29:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: kristinn
600 in Ashland, OH
1500 in Mansfield, OH
182 posted on 04/15/2009 5:29:28 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Gabrial

Mckinney, Texas

My third today.

I would say 600.


183 posted on 04/15/2009 5:30:30 PM PDT by Gabrial (Obama Lied - The Economy Died)
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To: Constitution Day
BTW: I've met the organizer and he seems like a great guy.

If the weather had been better, I think we could have a least doubled turnout. Beautiful setting...just a bit nippy and damp. We can do it again. My sense, it was a subdued crowd...but they were ready to get rowdy if need be. However, I would tell the organizer.... I did not come to be told to call my congress critter about this and about that....I want them GONE. Time to clean house, and the Senate too.

184 posted on 04/15/2009 5:30:46 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: kristinn

Oklahoma City, OK - capitol police estimated between 4,000 and 5,000.


185 posted on 04/15/2009 5:32:28 PM PDT by FourPeas (I am the pink flamingo on the great lawn of life.)
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To: kristinn

A friend who drove by the Fort Smith, AR gathering estimated 300.


186 posted on 04/15/2009 5:33:34 PM PDT by FourPeas (I am the pink flamingo on the great lawn of life.)
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To: OBXWanderer; Constitution Day

And to stay on thread, I’ll go with your friends 600.


187 posted on 04/15/2009 5:33:36 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: kristinn

A few hundred in Everett, WA - but things have moved to City Hall now (5:30 PM - 7PM Pacific).


188 posted on 04/15/2009 5:35:16 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: kristinn; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; ...
Some of the numbers I've seen so far:

Charlotte: 2,000+
Greensboro 1,500
Morehead City: 1,000-1,200
Raleigh: "well over 1,000"
Hickory: 1,000?
Winston-Salem: 900
Fayetteville: 400
Goldsboro: 300
Hillsborough: 250
Statesville: 200-250
Lincolnton: 200-250
Greenville: 200
Gastonia: 100


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189 posted on 04/15/2009 5:36:42 PM PDT by MitchellC ("I can no more renounce Rush, than I can my own grandmother...")
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To: kristinn

Just back from Indianapolis. Another poster said 1,000 but lots more there than that. The organizer and one of the speakers said 10,000. Pajamas Media is reporting 8,000. Local news WRTV says ‘over 2,000’ - WTHR says ‘thousands’. Fox News said ‘over 5,000’.

So exact numbers are anybody’s guess but having been there I’d say it was at least 5,000.


190 posted on 04/15/2009 5:39:01 PM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: kristinn

Around 3,500 in Salem, Oregon at 12:30.


191 posted on 04/15/2009 5:39:38 PM PDT by dschapin
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To: Chuck54
Chattanooga, TN.

800 - 1000.

My guess was around 1000 or so. Good crowd, and very enthusiastic. It was a great experience. I was impressed by the number of people that were like-minded!

192 posted on 04/15/2009 5:40:03 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: kristinn
Oklahoma City, one said 8000, news had it at 7000 another 5000. So split the diff. say 6500.

It was a great day and so energized.

193 posted on 04/15/2009 5:41:15 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: kristinn

Fort Worth, Texas: over 5500. Lagrave Field seats 5100 and there had to be at least 300-400 people standing!


194 posted on 04/15/2009 5:42:01 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: kristinn

We drove to the Tea Party in Paducah, KY. A police officer right behind me said 2000 to someone who asked him. On stage they said they had well over 1500 signatures on their “scrolls”, and that was before quite a few people, including myself, got up front to sign one. Not bad for a town of 26,307 (2000 Census). The local talk radio show did promote it pretty heavily, and the local Congressman (Ed Whitfield) spoke. He took those scrolls back to DC with him. :-)


195 posted on 04/15/2009 5:42:29 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Cuttnhorse
Dean Heller - You guys got good representation! John Ensign sent word today that he was proud of the tea party, etc. With two good guys, maybe we can get rid of the POS grungy Harry?

Keep up the good works!
196 posted on 04/15/2009 5:42:43 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: FourPeas

South Tulsa Tea Party—3000

http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/04/tulsa-tea-party-draws-estimate.html

There were two other tea parties in Tulsa...don’t know those numbers though.


197 posted on 04/15/2009 5:46:35 PM PDT by 2Jedismom (Μολών Λαβέ)
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To: madinmadtown
Mad Tea Party—Madison Wisconsin-—8,000 people according to the Capitol Police

Wowza! 3000+ in Lakeland, Fl...at noon!

198 posted on 04/15/2009 5:47:02 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: MitchellC

I just came back from Hillsborough and I would guess the number to be over 500.


199 posted on 04/15/2009 5:47:03 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Paul R.

I would add, as others have noted, that the Paducah Police Dept. didn’t even really need to show up, as the crowd was perfectly behaved. But I suppose there’s always the “precautionary” aspect to consider, such as if contrary
troublemakers showed up. (None did.)

Shoot, I don’t even think I saw one piece of litter.


200 posted on 04/15/2009 5:47:47 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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