ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Ryan Zinke for Congress Montana

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Ryan Zinke in Montana’s 1st Congressional District. 

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Ryan has proven his conservative record through his many acts of service, to include his time as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior under President Trump. Ryan served as Montana’s At-Large Congressional Representative from 2015 – 2017, and as a Montana State Senator from 2009 to 2013. Factor in Ryan’s service as a Navy Seal in the U.S. Navy from 1985 to 2008, and Ryan has been serving the nation he loves for almost half his life. That’s commitment to our nation we can get behind.” 

Tea Party Express Chief Strategist Sal Russo, Congressional Candidate Ryan Zinke, and National Grassroots Director for Tea Party Express, Kay Rivoli

“It takes courage and conviction to serve, and Ryan has both. Ryan has watched the big federal government overreach during the pandemic and Ryan believes the folks of Montana are better at deciding their needs than a government out of touch with the people.” “He stands with parents and their rights to decide what their children are taught and at what age. Not a big government bureau dictated to by the progressive left and the teachers unions.” 

Ryan understands the importance of a strong border, and during his time in Congress sponsored many bills related to national security issues. Ryan is concerned with the multiple problems such as crime, drug smuggling and human trafficking that occur when our border is open for everyone from across the planet to cross illegally. Ryan understands a sovereign nation is dependent on secure borders.”

Ryan’s comprehension of our nation’s ability to be energy independent was reinforced having served as Secretary of the Interior. Ryan knows full well the resources available to the American people to bring down rising gas prices and energy costs. He will fight to open up those resources and make America once again energy independent.” 

Ryan has shown true conviction through his service and courage to fight for the American people, and the people of Montana. We are proud to offer our endorsement to Ryan Zinke as the next Congressman from Montana.”, Russo concluded. 

Sal Russo, Chief Strategist Tea Party Express, Bozeman, Montana

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders: 

• Tammy Hall (Bozeman, MT) pro-life author, conservative activist and radio host,” Ryan Zinke is the last firewall between the Biden/Pelosi plan to burn down America and the survival of our great Republic. We need a fighter who will walk the walk, not just talk the talk. As the commander of SEAL Team Six, a Congressman and Secretary of the Interior, Ryan has proven his leadership skills, conservative values and patriotic courage. Making America energy independent and fiscally solvent is the only path to national security. My husband and I endorse Ryan Zinke because we want a future for our grand boys.” 

• Gary and Joan Carlson (Stevensville, MT) Publishers of the White Hat Express newsletters, “With this critical election for Montana’s Second House District, Joan and I are delighted to endorse Ryan Zinke. We have known Ryan for several years and have been impressed with his conservative approach to government. He is a Veteran and will be a patriotic fighter in the US House. Ryan will meet the challenges concerning all issues both foreign and domestic. From holding Members of the House accountable to uphold the US Constitution, to domestic issues like management of federal lands and rights of American citizens, we are confident that Ryan Zinke is the best candidate for Montana’s First District.”

• Julie Perchy (Whitefish, MT) Conservative activists, “Ryan Zinke is a fifth generation Montanan who served our country as a US Navy SEAL and as President Donald J Trump’s Secretary of the Interior. I’ve known Ryan for many years. When he wasn’t serving our state and nation, he was home in Whitefish, raising his children, coaching football and he even built a sledding park for our community. He is a true Montana conservative who has fought against the deep state and also built bridges to get things done for Montanans. I’m looking forward to seeing the great progress he will make for Montana again as our Congressman. 

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