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Thursday, May 03, 2012
Tens are expected when Tea Party Express comes to Joplin today
The Tea Party Express is coming to Joplin and Springfield today. The Springfield appearance is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., with Joplin's stop set for 5 p.m.
The following news release was issued by Tea Party Express:
Tea Party Express-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman will be helping to kick off the Missouri leg of this national tour in Kansas City and will also be participating in the following two rallies in St. Louis and Springfield. In St. Louis the rally will feature U.S. House candidates Ann Wagner and Martin Baker, Ed Martin who is running for Attorney General, and finally local Tea Party organizer Scott Boston. (Note: Ed Martin has pulled out of the event, apparently because Steelman was the only Senate candidate invited.) Finally, the tour will rally in Springfield at Cruisin’ 66 with local activists including Super Dave Day of the Springfield Tea Party.
Tea Party Express has hosted over 300 rallies across the country. The organization will be traveling with several speakers and entertainers, including Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer; Our Country Deserves Better PAC Chairman Howard Kaloogian; Mike Holler, author of The Constitution Made Easy; Entertainer Lloyd Marcus who wrote The Tea Party Anthem; Diana Nagy who preformed live during the Tea Party Republican Presidential Debate on CNN; conservative youth rapper Polatik; and comedian Jim Labriola who is famous for his role on the popular TV show “Home Improvement.”
Tea Party Express Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “This tour’s route focuses on some of the key states for 2012 in either the Presidential or Congressional level. We have already endorsed six candidates for the U.S. Senate, including former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman. Our goal will be rallying activists in support of some of the upcoming primary election battles or for the upcoming general election.
“Each stop aims at engaging voters with candidates and policies that promote pro-growth, free-market solutions to ensure the American Dream can be achieved by anyone. The only way to change this current economic path that is leaving us with a weak recovery, at best, is to change the players and policies that got us here. We started in 2010 and that drive will continue through November of 2012,” Russo concluded.
The Springfield event will be held at Cruisin' 66, 1310 S. Glenstone Ave., while the Joplin rally will be at Peterbilt of Joplin, 4044 Coyote Drive.