STRATEGY MEMO: Restoring the Balance with the Supreme Court

Tea Party Express (TPX) has sent an election 2016 strategy for a Conservative President and the maintenance of a Conservative Republican majority in both Houses of Congress. Problematically and unfortunately, Congress may have to retain some RINOs to maintain that majority (HOWEVER, if your voting District or Senate seat can get a Conservative to replace a Republican Establishment incumbent then join the efforts to support that Conservative!!!).

In full disclosure you should examine the plan, but I’d advise you to contribute only if you are a TPX supporter. It is my opinion to use your financial resources (especially if they are a bit limited) to find a local Conservative or Tea Party organization (Here’s a good place to start) that knows more about the voting issues in your neck of the woods and donate to them.

JRH 6/30/15

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STRATEGY MEMO: Restoring the Balance with the Supreme Court

By Taylor Budowich, Executive Director

Sent: 6/29/2015 5:59 PM

Sent by Tea Party Express

Patriots –

After the horrific week we endured at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, I spent the entire weekend developing a plan to restore the balance with the Supreme Court. Please take the time to review this plan and let me know what you think!


The three branches of government were created to be equal and balancing, yet with a radical president, a weak congress, and a Supreme Court willing to invent legal interpretations that protect the President’s left-wing legacy, the balance has been absent and our nation has taken a turn for the worse.

Luckily, we have all that we need to restore the balance: the ballot box.

Left: 2016 U.S. Senate Races — Right: 2012 Presidential Electoral College Results


To maximize our resources, I’ve identified five states with competitive U.S. Senate races and critical Electoral College points needed to send a CONSERVATIVE to the White House.

Ohio (18-Points), Pennsylvania (20-Points), & Wisconsin (10-Points): These three Senate races are similar in that they all profile a conservative incumbent Senator that’s being challenged by an ultra-liberal candidate that lost statewide in 2010. These are critical races that we must carry in order to protect our Senate majority. They also deliver a critical 48 Electoral College points that would propel a conservative presidential nominee.

Florida (29-Points), & Nevada (6-Points): Florida and Nevada are similar in that these are both open seats. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) has forgone running for re-election since he’s running for President. Additionally, after targeting Senator Harry Reid as our #1 target for 2016, he has since wisely decided on retirement. These open seats present us with the opportunity to stack the Senate with even more constitutional conservative lawmakers in the mold of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee. Moreover these two states would deliver us the finals votes necessary to win back the White House!

We have begun interviewing and vetting the candidates to ensure: (1) adherence to fiscal responsibility and the U.S. Constitution, (2) ample grassroots support, (3) a credible campaign team that’s capable of winning a tough race.

As this plan develops further, I’ll update you. In the meantime, I must ask you for a financial contribution to support this massive, five-state campaign. You’ve seen our success over the years, but it has always been made possible by generous contributions from people like you. To sustain this campaign though, I need to find 100 more patriots that are able to commit to the Tea Party Honor Guard Partnership. Partners agree to make a monthly, recurring contribution to support our campaign. This allows me to create a budget around a reliable revenue stream, which is critical to putting this plan into motion. Will you join the Tea Party Honor Guard Partnership and commit to making a monthly, recurring donation?

Of course, I understand if a monthly commitment is too much. Would you possibly consider making an instant, one-time contribution to this fight? The time for complaining is over, it is time to put our money where our mouth is and hit the pavement if we want change! Join me by making an instant contribution right now:

Donate $500 INSTANTLY! ($100 per state)>>>

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Thank you for your time.

In Liberty,

Taylor Budowich, Executive Director
Tea Party Express


TPX Mission Statement


Propelled by millions of Tea Party supporters across the country, Tea Party Express has become the most aggressive and influential national Tea Party group in the political arena. We are committed to identifying and supporting conservative candidates and causes that will champion tea party values and return our country to the Constitutional principles that have made America the “shining city on a hill.”

Tea Party Express is proud to stand for six simple principles:


  • No more bailouts


  • Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government


  • Stop raising our taxes


  • Repeal Obamacare


  • Cease out-of-control spending


  • Bring back American prosperity



Illicit Piranha Feeding over WaPo Stats on Tea Party Spending Habits

USS GOP - Tea Party vs GOP Establishment

John R. Houk

© June 11, 2014


I often post relevant emails from PACs that are also fund raising for a cause. I don’t necessarily support the fund raising but I always include that info to give the reader the choice to do so.


While in the course of looking for background info on one those emails from the Conservative Campaign Committee (CCC) I ran into some information that I found disappointing about various Tea Party organizations. One of those organizations is one of my favorites as far as the Tea Party Movement goes which is the Tea Party Express (let’s abbreviate as TPX). The TPX has a few offshoot PACs of which I also have a close affinity for; such as Move America Forward and the CCC.


The disturbing information I discovered was the accusation that TPX leadership pocket substantial amounts of their donations for personal use and only utilize a small percentage for the actual Tea Party agenda. So I wrote a kind of a full disclosure paragraph prior to posting the CCC email entitled “Benghazi Bombshell: Allen West’s Stunning Report” on May 26, 2014. Here is that paragraph:


The Conservative Campaign Committee (CCC) sent a donation request via email and in doing so talked about the subject of Benghazigate. Just a heads up about donations to this particular Tea Party connected PAC is that there appears to be a lineage questionable spending of those donations. Apparently this lineage of Tea Party organizations spend most of their donated money on salaries than they do on the causes they promote. Of course donation mismanagement accusations might be an attack job by the Republican Establishment elites growing weary of Tea Party organizations telling voters they can make a difference by not voting for RINOs and/or Republicans with a semi-Conservative agenda but refuse to change the air of political corruption plaguing Congress. A lot of fiefdoms would topple among Dems and the GOP Establishment that maintain the power structure of do-nothing to solve budget and debt crises in America (Perhaps there is a suggestion GOP elite response HERE and HERE.)


The first link (other than the CCC link) is to Before discussing that link here is a very brief description from their about page:


The Right On Daily Blog – is now a collaborative effort of several conservative activists in Placer County. As such, individual identities are not specified.


Please note that the primary purpose of is about exposing fraud in the Republican Party and the agendas of government.


Posted – 2:47 am

Aaron F Park

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The Placer County spoken of on the about page has been a Republican Party stronghold for some time with a population of nearly 350,000 people that stretches from near Sacramento to its west to the Nevada border on its east. So for clarification’s sake it is true to say that supports a Conservative agenda.


Aaron F. Park authored the post of the critical information of various Tea Party organizations of which the TPX lineage is also included. The post is entitled “Finally! National Exposure “Tea Party” PAC’s exposed for the frauds they are…” Park quotes a story that he only identifies as MSM so I am unsure of the actual source:


Three well-known groups — the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project — have spent 5 percent or less of their money directly on election-related activity during this election cycle. Two other prominent tea party groups, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks, have devoted about 40 percent of their money to direct candidate support such as ads and yard signs.


On average, super PACs had spent 64 percent of their funds on directly helping candidates by roughly this stage in the 2012 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission data.


I have a limited familiarity with the Tea Party Patriots and the Senate Fund so I will let them off the hook with my thoughts. The accusation that the TPX (and probably related affiliates) have only spent 5% of their donations on “election related activity” as compared to the 40% or the larger 64% is quite the accusation.


It took some random Googling to stumble upon the article that Aaron Park spoke of. I was not surprised the article was in the Washington Post written by Matea Gold. The article written by Ms. Gold is entitled “Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates”. Gold’s article is probably more fodder for Establishment Republicans than for Dems. If the Dems overtly and specifically criticize the fiscal management of Tea Party organizations, there is a good chance blow back on Dem campaign tactics like ballot stuffing of ineligible voters (e.g. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and dead people etc.) and more nefarious practices by Community activist Dem or Leftist PACs. Leftist PACs campaign practices go way beyond pouring money into individual Dem candidates and would dwarf any significance to any fiscal mismanagement Gold accuses Tea Party organizations of. 


I found a Hot Air article which tries to be even handed but in my opinion leans toward Establishment favoritism managed a fair and balanced quote from Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express that places Gold’s statistics in a better perspective:


The Tea Party Express, a PAC run out of Sacramento by longtime Republican consultant Sal Russo, has paid Russo’s firm $2.75 million since the beginning of 2013, while donating just $45,000 to candidates and spending less than $162,000 on ads and bus tours supporting their election.


Russo said that figure was misleading because most of the payments to his firm were reimbursements for the cost of staffing the elaborate bus tours and rallies that the group holds around the country.


“Everything goes on our credit card,” he said. “Sometimes there’s up to 45 people that we’ve got to feed and house.”


Those activities, while not explicit political expenditures, give a bigger return than expensive television ads, Russo said. (WaPo: Tea Party PACs spend most of their cash on themselves; By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air; 4/28/14 2:01 PM) 


It sounds to me like Russo is saying TPX spends most of its money on grass roots organizing. HELLO! Building grass roots voters is what will build a strong voting bloc. Ultimately rallies and meetings spreading the Conservative message of fair taxes, less government, fiscal responsibility and constitutional Originalism. People that vote for a political party out of a family heritage, Union pressures or popularity due to name recognition are typically ignorant voters. Committed Leftists know what they are voting for and will mislead the young, the minorities and the elderly based on government hand-outs. This group of people may not realize they are voting for bigger taxes, bigger and more intrusive government, the delusion that a fetus is a part of a person’s body like an appendix and an immoral society. Tea Party voters know they are voting for Conservative principles. Now it may be true that many Tea Partiers may disagree on certain degrees of Social Conservatism yet it is my sense Social Liberal values is a minority while Social Conservative values is more the norm.


The grass roots nature of the Tea Party Movement is more than the solidifying the Conservative like-minded. Grass roots also means educating voters. A knowledgeable voter can make up their mind based on what they know rather than what they are told in America’s voting system. In this grass roots vein, a highly organized Tea Party organization like TPX and affiliates will benefit real Conservative candidates in the long run. This will irritate the odd GOP Establishment political spectrum of Left leaning RINOs through slanted Right Republicans that may talk a good Conservative game but vote to not rock the political boat.


It is these GOP Establishment types that utilize the journalism of WaPo’s journalist Matea Gold to slam various Tea Party organizations by warping statistics to imply personal pocketing of donations. Now I can see the comeback for my assertion might be something like, “So why do these Tea Party leaders pay themselves big salaries and pay their own private businesses for product and services rendered to their Tea Party PAC organization?”


Well let’s see. We live in America. America is a Capitalist entrepreneurial system. It may nepotistic for a politician to influence taxpayer money to their own business or to a business that benefits a family member, but PAC is private funding. There is nothing wrong with using your own business to provide goods and services for a non-taxpayer funded PAC. Dear god! If you can help with sourcing a political agenda you believe in more power to you. I mean billionaire George Soros has his money in so many PACs I’d have to Google a list to find them all. Old Soros has bought into the Leftist transformation of society whole sale steer voters to his way of thinking. Do you think Soros might own something that benefits from providing goods and services to one of the Leftist PAC organizations? It may be more difficult to discover because Soros is a billionaire that supports a society that will eliminate the wealthy that disagrees with a Left a wing utopian society. He makes the same kind of money he derides the wealthy for. So Soros uses shell companies that own shell companies that own companies which own another company. That makes it difficult to trace the power behind the money to a Left Wing PAC.


So what if a Tea Party leader is not trying to hide his personal involvement for what he believes in, right?


But then there are other Conservatives and Tea Party organizations that view doing business with yourself as a sign of corruption. In asking why I can only speculate. Conservatives like Aaron Park representing a Conservative organization like might be displaying a legitimate even if misguiding suspicion. The term “misguided” is best description I can give of a legitimate Conservative criticizing another legitimate Conservative’s financial methods. Disagreement with the organizational management might be irritating, but I would hesitate to smear a fellow Conservative with nefarious financial practices. Business decisions don’t always work out for the person that may lose a profit to another business. I’m just speculating in Park’s case but perhaps he had a bad business transaction, watched a bad business transaction or heard of a bad business transaction by say someone like a TPX leadership person such as Sal Russo which may have rubbed Park the wrong way.


There may be the case of Tea Party organization rivalry as well since the Tea Party Movement is not monolithic. There are the large Tea Party organizations like TPX, but realize most Tea Party organizations are localized by State and even in some cases by County. Connectivity between Tea Party organizations is purely voluntary. If a large organization like TPX plans an event on another local Tea Party organization’s turf and there is disagreement or a lack of agenda coordination, sour grapes are bound to be the produce.


Personally I’d like to see the Tea Party Movement become a little more monolithic perhaps even as a political party to eliminate the Establishment portion of the GOP. But that is just me. I suspect a large number of Tea Parties have an affinity to the local independence of a Tea Party organization to push the Conservative agenda that is relevant to the locality. National issues often do not equate well with a local issue.


For an Op/Ed article to WaPo’s Gold article, a very good perspective defending how a Tea Party’s fiscal spending agenda can be found at the Tea Party News Network (TPNN) by Greg Campbell entitled “The Left Simply Doesn’t Get it: WaPo Slams Tea Party for Grassroots Commitment”. In that Op/Ed Campbell quotes a great thought from Sal Russo:


“All of the tea party Senate victories over the last two cycles have been candidates who had strong grassroots support, but were outspent by their establishment opponents.  The facts are there, but the Washington mentality refuses to see reality.  In 2010, when we didn’t have a presidential nominee to dominate the messaging, we won 10 straight Senate primaries for the underdog who was out-spent by the establishment.  So it obviously shows that good campaigns that are adequately finance with grassroots support can consistently beat big-spending establishment candidates.


They obviously ignore the fact that most of our activity is not allocable to specific candidates under the FEC laws and regulations.  When we do rallies and encourage people who either attend, see us on the internet or in the media to get engaged in the political process, it has a profound effect on the election, but it is not reportable as a direct expenditure.  If they are right that engaging people in the political process is irrelevant, why does the establishment spend millions of dollars to defeat tea party candidates?”


Ryan Gill of TPX affiliate CCC wrote an email pertaining to that short paragraph I had written on May 26 that informed readers to be cognizant before donating to CCC. That email was a reassurance that there was no hanky-panky going on at CCC. Ryan didn’t go into specifics about those reassurances. I discovered those reassurances in studying for this post. I had asked for permission to post Mr. Gill’s email. Mr. Gill responded to my permission request with this email sent on June 1:


I was a little non-specific in my email to you just because I just wanted to reassure you and let you know I can answer questions. But sure, you’re welcome to post it and I’d be happy to see your readers reassured as well. Thanks.


Being typically behind in reading my emails I did not get to Mr. Gill’s permission email until June 10. So I decided to investigate the opposite of “non-specific” before I posted Mr. Gill’s original reassurance.


I am reassured.


Below is the reassurance email. I originally intended to lead off with, but I thought it better to write what I discovered first.


JRH 6/11/14

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Re: CCC and spending


By Ryan Gill

Website: Conservative Campaign Committee

Sent: June 1, 2014 3:58 PM

Original Response Date: May 27, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Sharing by Permission


Just saw your post with lengthy disclaimer about CCC and wanted to reassure you that we really value the contributions people make and we’re proud of how we’re able to use those funds to be effective on behalf of the conservative movement.


Of course there’s a lot of confusing and sometimes misleading information out there and it’s often convenient for liberal reporters or others not to dig deeper and actually find out what’s going on. So I appreciate that you want to do your due diligence and you want readers to be apprised. So it’s a constant battle for us explaining what we do, how and why…and often to people who have already decided that they just don’t like us or what we do.


So I just wanted to reassure you about our organization and efforts and make sure you know that I’m available to answer questions (though I may be slow at times) if there’s something you don’t understand.


And of course: thanks so much for sharing our email and for all the good work you do! We’re glad you’re out there.


I feel good about donating to CCC as a Tea Party Movement cause. Here is their donation page if you are in a position as a giver.



Tea Party Express 2013 response to Obama’s SOTU

2013 SOTU - BHO, Rubio, R. Paul

America needs less government and Constitutional Original Intent. The government programs that are vital for our citizens should not pay greater taxes but rather a fair tax that collects revenue on a better scale then our punitive Income Tax that requires the nation’s wealthy to shoulder the majority of government spending that benefits the majority of Americans that do not pay taxes under the current system.


President Obama tossed not even a bone in his State of the Union Address, but he did toss a lot of Leftist ideology.


Senator Rand Paul gave the Tea Party Movement response under the aegis of the Tea Party Express. I am posting the email the TPX sent as well as a link for you to sign letters to your Congressman and Senators expressing your sentiments about less government.


If you wish to see the official Republican response to the SOTU is the video of Senator Marco Rubio:


JRH 2/13/13

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Tea Party Express 2013 response to Obama’s SOTU delivered by Senator Rand Paul:


Sen. Rand Paul hit a home run last night


Sent by Tea Party Express

Sent: 2/13/13 9:38 AM


Senator Rand Paul hit a home run last night in our Tea Party response to the State of the Union


 His message was clear: restore opportunity by empowering the individual


Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, hosted the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, delivered by Senator Rand Paul. The speech articulated the defining tenets of the Tea Party movement: reduce the size of government so every citizen can pursue the American Dream.

If you missed the Tea Party response to the State of the Union or would like to watch it again, we have uploaded it to our website for you viewing.  Everyone needs to hear our message!


Thank you to all our loyal supporters who made this event possible.

Senator Rand Paul gave an amazing speech last night and clearly articulated the Tea Party’s conservative message. Washington’s bi-partisan spending binges and backroom deals have led us to a point of crippling debt and anemic economic growth. It’s time for America to right this ship by creating an economically sound pathway forward.

It should be no surprise that the GOP response mirrored so closely to the Tea Party response. Like Senator Paul, Senator Marco Rubio has proven to be a bold Tea Partier that’s leading the Republican Party back to its conservative principles. Tonight should be remembered as the night in which America’s conservative majority united to reject the dangerous big-government agenda of President Barack Obama with two very compelling speeches.

The President must stop being the President of the tax and spend wing of the Democrat Party. Obama should head to the warning of Senator Paul and Senator Rubio and work with Congress in reducing the size of government and restoring opportunity to Americans.

Senators Rubio and Paul have articulated ideas to get the American economy growing again. We cannot tolerate the weak growth, the weakest post-recession growth in American history. It means few jobs for graduating high school and college students. It means no savings for middle class families to provide for a brighter future for their children. Ending high taxes, unsustainable debt and oppressive over-regulation will be more opportunities for Americans to realize the American dream. We need responsible cuts, but more importantly, we need strong pro-growth policies

If the President instead continues down a polarizing big-government path, the electorate will mimic the 2010 sentiment in 2014 and 2016.

Tea Party Express hosted the first ever Tea Party State of the Union response in 2011 with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain delivered last year’s speech.


ea Party Express is determined to identify and elect the most conservative and principled candidates in 2014 as we aim to take back the Senate and increase our strength in the House. The Tea Party must continue to to be successful if we are going to curb the excessive spending by both parties in Washington D.C.  Can we count on you to ensure that the Tea Party is remains strong?

Please support the Tea Party by donating today!


We here at the Tea Party Express are guided by our motto “Restore Liberty – Honor the Constitution” and 6 basic principles:


o No more bailouts

o Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government

o Stop raising our taxes

o Repeal Obama-care

o Cease out-of-control spending

o Bring back American prosperity

If you agree with us and want to help further these principles and preserve America’s greatness, please help by making a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.


NCCR Editor: If you concur with Senator Rand Paul’s Tea Party Movement response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address then read the words of the Tea Party Express letter and/or email that is sent out and click the link to sign the correspondence with your name.


I Believe in a Fiscally Responsible America


10,792 Letters and Emails Sent So Far (as of 2/13/13)


I reaffirm my commitment to the Tea Party because I believe that a fiscally responsible America can be reached by honoring these 6 principles:


§  No more bailouts


§  Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government


§  Stop raising our taxes


§  Repeal Obamacare


§  Cease out-of-control spending


§  Bring back American prosperity


This past election proves the lessons of 2010 were only felt, but not learned. It is now more important than ever for constitutional conservatives – the silent majority – to reaffirm our commitment to taking back our nation. We are witnessing the constant erosion of our freedoms, devaluing of our currency, unsustainable debts and deficits, and politicians unwilling to face these threatening realities.


I am the tea party and I promise future generations that I will not leave America weaker than how I found her. I pledge my time and treasure to restoring this great Republic to the limits articulated by our founders in the Constitution of the United States of America.


I will not give up until America is once more, “the shining city on a hill.”


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Support Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in Wisconsin’s Recall Election

Rebecca Kleefisch 3 Lt Guv (R-WI)

John R. Houk

© May 22, 2012

On June 5, 2012 Wisconsin is running a Recall Election for incumbents Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. If that Recall Election was held one day later on the sixth an appropriate term for Republicans could be D-Day in Wisconsin. Instead of the Allies invading Normandy on June 6, 1944 to retake Nazi occupied land, the Republicans can storm the polling booths to support the successful changes that Walker and Kleefisch have accomplished in Wisconsin by scaring the daylights out of Wisconsin Leftists and Wisconsin Union thugs. Alas the Election Day for Walker and Kleefisch supporters is a day earlier than historical D-Day. The imagery is still valid nonetheless. You Wisconsin voters, if you wish to see Wisconsin to keep going the road of attracting more businesses and the reduction of the State Budget to turn a deficit to a surplus, then you really need to vote for Walker and Kleefisch.

I have been following the Tea Party Express support of Governor Walker for some time. Now here we are at the last minute in terms of the election process and the Tea Party Express is beginning to throw their weight of support behind Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch as well. That means money is needed to counteract the money of the Left Wing Dems and the thuggish Unions that are more concerned about holding onto a power structure than the future of Wisconsin.

By now I am guessing most Wisconsins have a handle on who to support and to where their campaign money is going. So those Conservatives residing outside of Wisconsin need to understand that a GOP win for the Governor and Lt. Governor will go a long way toward taking a chunk out of the Obama Leftist-Socialist agenda to transform America away from a Free Market Christian Moral oriented goal.

So it is time to not only give to Governor Walker but also to Lt. Governor Kleefisch either directly to their campaigns or indirectly to organization like the Tea Party Express (TPX is one of many of Tea Party organizations that recognize that money is need to offset the Dem-Union propaganda campaign).

Check out just how articulate Rebecca Kleefisch is in expressing Tea Party principles and the real successes of Walker/Kleefisch in Wisconsin – posted 4/16/12. This gal will go further than just Lt. Governor in her future:

VIDEO: Rebecca Kleefisch – Wisconsin Lt. Governor speaks @ 2012 Chicago Tax Day Tea Party

Below is the Tea Party Express email drumming up support for Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and a local Wisconsin story about the Tea Party Express endorsement. Be sure to check them out.

JRH 5/22/12

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URGENT: She needs Tea Party help in Wisconsin


Sent by Tea Party Express

Sent: May 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM


Someone else needs Tea Party support in Wisconsin and we are there to help – will you join us?

We have been telling you for month about the importance of defeating the union and liberal left led Recall against Gov. Walker, but there is someone else that needs our support that is facing a Recall of her own.


Rebecca Kleefisch at TPX Endorsement

Gov. Walker’s Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is facing a Recall of her own, that is independent of Gov. Walker’s, that is being funded by the unions and the liberal left and with the election only 14 DAYS away, she needs Tea Party support to survive.

Although she doesn’t always see the front-page headlines that Gov. Walker sees, her Recall election is very important to the Tea party cause.  Lt. Gov Kleefisch is one of the bright rising stars in a group of strong conservative women that we support (if you watch the video of the press conference, I am sure that you will agree). In addition, if Gov. Walker survives his Recall, but Lt. Governor Kleefisch does not, it will make Gov. Walker’s job very difficult.

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch deserves our full support as she has been a champion of Gov. Walker’s reforms and stalwart supporter of Tea Party values every step of the way.

That is why the Tea Party Express has been fighting for Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and our chairman Amy Kremer was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin yesterday to voice our steadfast support for her and her battle against the unions and liberal left.

Amy Kremer giving TPX Kleefisch Endorsement

Please join us in supporting Lt. Gov. Kleefisch in her Recall battle as well!

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch summed it up perfectly yesterday when she said:

“I wanted to make sure that folks understand how grateful I am for the endorsement and that I stand shoulder to shoulder with those who seek to preserve the liberties and freedoms that we have in this country, but also understand that our Governor needs his best partner on the Lt. Governor’s office.”

Wisconsin Eye Video ofLt. Gov. Kleefisch showing appreciation of TPX support [SlantRight Editor: Clicking the link will take you to a page asking you to agree not to copy or download video contact, then you will see the video.]

We need your immediate support to stand up to the liberal left and union bosses and to make sure that our Defend Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch Campaigns are as successful as last year’s Tea Party Express campaigns to defend Republican Senators in their recalls and our campaign to elect Justice Prosser.

She is an strong conservative women that we must defend and needs our immediate support!  Donate $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or even more! Click here to contribute now!

As always, if you prefer, you may also make a contribution via mail, by sending a check to:

Tea Party Express
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Sacramento, CA 95826-3720

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Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Thankful for Tea Party Express’ Endorsement


ByDavid Cotey

May 21, 2012

Wauwatosa Patch

The lieutenant governor, who faces a recall election in about two weeks, stood shoulder to shoulder with Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express, at a press conference Monday, May 21.

The national Tea Party Express has been a prominent player on the Wisconsin recall scene for nearly a year, and on Monday, it promised to remain one until Election Day.

In a joint press conference in Milwaukee, Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express, publicly endorsed Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who is facing a challenge from Democrat Mahlon Mitchell in the June 5 recall election.

“I want people around the country to know the accomplishments of the lieutenant governor and how she has been a strong conservative supporter for Governor (Scott) Walker and stood behind him,” Kremer said, as Kleefisch stood by her side. “They have been working hand in hand to make sure (good) things happen for the citizens of Wisconsin.”

Kremer said the Tea Party Express will be in Wisconsin on June 1 for a bus tour through the state. She said it is not uncommon for the group, the largest and one of the most prominent tea party organizations in the nation, to endorse candidates at a federal level, but said Wisconsin is a special case.

“This is, we believe, ground zero heading into going into November’s general election,” Kremer said. “People across the country are paying attention … We’ve been focused on what’s happening here.”

Tea party groups nationwide have been involved with the Wisconsin recalls for some time. In January, Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty and We The People of the Republic recruited nearly 10,000 volunteers to scour over signed recall petitions to scrutinize the validity of signatures.

Another tea party group, The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, has been sending out emails regularly in an effort to raise money to help fight the Walker recall.

And last August, when six Republican state senators faced recall opposition, the Tea Party Express held several rallies around the state. At a Thiensville rally in the 8th Senate District, where incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling was being challenged by Democratic state Rep. Sandy Pasch, several hundred supporters came out, though Darling herself did not make an appearance.

Kleefisch, however, eagerly accepted the endorsement from Kremer and the tea party with a little more than two weeks before the election. She said she spoke at her first tea party event four years ago, believes in the movement and continues to support the tea party’s direction and beliefs.

“I wanted to make sure people understand how grateful I am for this endorsement and recognition, not just that I stand shoulder to shoulder with those who seek to preserve the liberties and freedoms that we have in this country but also those who understand that our governor needs his best partner in the lieutenant governor’s office,” Kleefisch said.

Kleefisch said as lieutenant governor she has served the role of jobs ambassador, leading several small business roundtable discussions on how to improve the business atmosphere in the state. She said she has approached out-of-state businesses about coming to Wisconsin, and has spent time working on improving workforce development and matching up unemployed workers with open jobs.

The Tea Party Express’ endorsement was met with criticism from Mitchell’s camp, where Kleefisch was accused of relying on “out-of-state right-wing radicals.”

“I am proud to have the support of police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, electricians, and other middle class men and women throughout Wisconsin,” Mitchell said in a news release. “We need to bring Wisconsin back together. Middle class families cannot afford the Walker-Kleefisch Tea Party agenda that is dividing our state.”

Kremer said Kleefisch needs the support and help from “people across the country and people in Wisconsin,” and that the recalls are frivolous and a waste of taxpayers’ money. She said Kleefisch and Walker should be lauded, not recalled.

“Washington and Wisconsin are very similar, except that Wisconsin is on the right path and Washington is on the wrong path. We actually think Washington could take a lot of lessons from Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch and Governor Walker,” Kremer said.

“When you look at what’s going on in Washington, where the Senate had not passed a budget in over three years and the only answer is to tax and spend and tax and spend and tax and spend some more, it doesn’t work,” she added. “You compare that to what happened here in Wisconsin when the governor and lieutenant governor took office, a budget was passed right away and they closed that $3.6 billion deficit.”


Support Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in Wisconsin’s Recall Election

John R. Houk

© May 22, 2012


URGENT: She needs Tea Party help in Wisconsin


TPX – History


Our Country Deserves Better – Tea Party Express is considered the largest and most successful political action committee within the Tea Party movement. Tea Party Express began as Our Country Deserves Better Committee, which began its rise to prominence during the 2008 election cycle when John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his vice president pick. OCDB aired hundreds of thousands of dollars in television advertisements for Governor Palin, including a “Thank You Sarah Palin” ad campaign to help promote her conservative voice in America.


The enthusiasm for the Tea Party movement became obvious to the OCDB team when supporters not only funded the “Thank You Sarah Palin” campaign, but also voiced their desire to keep the organization active by opposing Barack Obama’s radical policies. A poll was commissioned asking supporters if OCDB should take the fight to Obama, and an overwhelming 97% of respondents replied with a “yes.” (READ MORE)


Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Thankful for Tea Party Express’ Endorsement


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MUST SEE: Major Announcement Re: Presidential Race

Mitt Romney toon


The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama which is a subset of the Tea Party Express (TPX) which derived from Our Country Deserves Better PAC (which seems to be one with TPX because the OCDB link goes directly to TPX) is beginning to take an anti-Romney position during the GOP campaign for the Party nomination for President.


JRH 10/5/11


MUST SEE:  Major Announcement Re: Presidential Race

Stop Mitt Romney


By Lloyd Marcus

Sent by Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama

Sent: 10/5/2011 8:19 AM


The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama is announcing today the launch of a campaign to prevent Mitt Romney from becoming the Republican nominee for president.


The campaign will include “Stop Mitt Romney” TV and radio ad campaigns in early primary states, as well as direct mail programs, online advertising, and more.


Today the campaign is releasing the following web ad which documents Mitt Romney’s liberal positions on almost every important issue facing Americans today.  The video can be seen below:


Working together we can ensure the GOP nominee for president is a constitutional conservative who can call out the failures of Barack Obama and his administration’s embrace of quasi-socialistic policies.


Let’s start by educating Republican primary voters on Mitt Romney’s real record.  Please share this video with all of your friends.


We will also need your support to fund our radio and TV ad campaigns in early primary & caucus states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Arizona and Nevada.


We’re asking all our supporters to make a contribution to support this effort.  You can make a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.




If you prefer you can also mail in a contribution to our headquarters:


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