ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Wesley Hunt for Congress in Texas

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express
, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Wesley Hunt for election in Texas’ 38th Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Wesley Hunt has earned our endorsement because of his commitment to the conservative Tea Party principles of limited government, lower taxes and economic freedom.

Tea Party Express National Grassroots Director Kay Rivoli, Texas Congressional Candidate Wesley Hunt, and Tea Party Express Chief Strategist Sal Russo

“Wesley has demonstrated his deep concern over the wasteful government spending that is happening in Washington. He knows that the rapid growth in our national debt will burden future generations and will continue to drive inflation higher so that Texas families will struggle to meet their everyday obligations. He is a strong believer that the federal government do the same thing as responsible Texans – live within their means. He is committed to maintaining the Trump tax cuts, which spurred economic development and enhanced the ladder of opportunity for all of our citizens.

“Wesley also understands the importance of maintaining the strong energy sector as the base of Houston’s economy. The hostility exhibited by President Joe Biden and the Democrat Congressional majorities must be stopped to protect the jobs and prosperity the industry creates for Houston and the nation. His military record shows he has the leadership qualities and the grit to fight hard to represent this district and the strong conservative values. We join with President Donald Trump and give Wesley our strong endorsement.” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

  • Edd Hendee, Taste of Texas: “I am thrilled to endorse Wesley Hunt for Congress in Texas’ 38thCongressional District. As a former Army Apache helicopter pilot and Houston Native, Wesley knows how to fight. Whether it is to secure our southern border or eliminate burdensome regulations on our oil and gas industry. I know that Wesley will fight for us in Washington. I’m proud to support him for Congress and I urge the rest of our community to do so as well.”

  • Carolyn Hodges, Former President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women: “It is my pleasure to share my enthusiastic support for Wesley Hunt in his campaign to become the first Republican Congressman from the newly drawn District 38. Wesley is uniquely qualified as a native Houstonian with strong family ties, a veteran graduating from West Point and service as an Army Captain in combat, and a leader who wishes to serve his community and has the best interests of his constituents at heart. Wesley has focused on this political race for almost two years and is exceedingly well organized, as well as prepared, to represent this district. Please join me in Supporting Wesley Hunt.”
  • Jim Pappas, Mayor of Hunters Creek Village: “I am excited to endorse Wesley Hunt for Congress in Texas’ 38th Congressional District. I’m confident that Wesley will keep Critical Race Theory out of our schools, secure our elections and our southern border, while fighting for the needs of our city. Houston would be extremely fortunate to have Wesley as a Congressman, which is why I am proud to endorse him.”

  • Jan Ott, Precinct Char: “I am thrilled to endorse Wesley Hunt for Congress. As a precinct captain for Wesley last year, I saw firsthand the incredible support had from voters across this city, and I’m excited to get back to work and ensure his message is heard all across TX-38. Wesley is the type of fighter that will advocate for conservative values in Washington, and Houston should be glad he is running for Congress again.”