The Corner

Inside the Tea Party Express

From the home page:

[Sal] Russo is the Reaganite maestro behind the Tea Party Express, a California-based political-action committee. Since January 2009, his group has raised more than $5.3 million, making it, in the words of the New York Times, the “single biggest independent supporter of tea-party candidates.”

In the final weeks of the midterm campaign, Russo tells National Review Online that his group will focus on funneling resources to three U.S. Senate candidates: Joe Miller in Alaska, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. “Those are the three places where we will be directing most of our attention,” he says via phone from Sacramento, where the Tea Party Express is headquartered. “We’ll spend money in Alaska and have an advertising presence in Delaware. Sharron Angle remains our number-one race; she’s our favorite.”

While electing that trio is at the top of his agenda, Russo says that the Tea Party Express will also look to be a force in other hot races across the country. On October 18 in Reno, the group will launch “Tea Party Express IV,” a 15-day nationwide bus tour. The road trip will include rallies for Carly Fiorina in California, Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, and Rand Paul in Kentucky.

More here.

Most Popular

White House

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame

President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14. This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to ... Read More
White House

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame

President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14. This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to ... Read More
Elections

Our Conspiracy-Minded Subculture

On the menu today: Attorney General William Barr declares that he and the Department of Justice have found no evidence of widespread vote fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election; some Trump fans conclude the attorney general has been a deep-state sleeper all along; and why this country is likely ... Read More
Elections

Our Conspiracy-Minded Subculture

On the menu today: Attorney General William Barr declares that he and the Department of Justice have found no evidence of widespread vote fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election; some Trump fans conclude the attorney general has been a deep-state sleeper all along; and why this country is likely ... Read More