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Who is behind the Tea Party organization pushing for a GOP upset in Delaware?


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THE DAILY CALLER:

The Tea Party is going for another Republican scalp, this time in Delaware. But wait. Is it, in fact, the Tea Party?

Christine O’Donnell has become the latest virtually unknown candidate to zoom out of seemingly nowhere – just like in Massachusetts, Nevada, Utah and most recently Alaska – and now threatens to upend the more established GOP candidate, Rep. Mike Castle, in Delaware’s Republican Senate primary.

With each successive upset, the national spotlight on Tea Party insurgencies has grown more intense. And the hotter the national focus, the simpler the narrative has become: the Tea Party has backed an upstart candidate. Voila.

The problem is, the group that has spent money to produce the upsets — $560,000 in Alaska with plans for $250,000 in Delaware before next Tuesday’s primary — is only one of a handful of national groups that have claimed the Tea Party mantle.

In addition, the Tea Party Express is also maligned by the most prominent other national group, the Tea Party Patriots, as being a group of political operatives out to line their own pockets with the donations of unknowing conservative grassroots activists.

So who is the Tea Party Express? In short, it is a Sacramento-based national political action committee run by two veteran political operatives from California but staffed largely by political novices. Here’s a look at the key people involved in running the organization:

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Thank you, A51, for posting this. Informed people from the GOP need to know who is running this organization because its goals are so different from the original Tea Party Movement. I'm not saying the Express is good or bad but be aware it's a for profit group that is taking in millions. It's also giving huge amounts of money to its founder, Russo and more to his PR group.

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Thank you, A51, for posting this. Informed people from the GOP need to know who is running this organization because its goals are so different from the original Tea Party Movement. I'm not saying the Express is good or bad but be aware it's a for profit group that is taking in millions. It's also giving huge amounts of money to its founder, Russo and more to his PR group.

 

This is a BIG reason why I only give money to candidates directly and not to any particular groups or parties.

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