ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Joe O’Dea for Senate in Colorado

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Joe O’Dea for election to the United States Senate from the State of Colorado.  

Kay Rivoli, Tea Party Express National Grassroots Director, Joe O’Dea, Senate Candidate and Sal Russo, Tea Party Express Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “As the CEO and owner of a successful Colorado construction company he built from the ground up, Joe O’Dea’s unmatched work ethic and savvy business skills have employed thousands of Coloradans over the past 30 years.  Joe knows how to balance a budget and make sound financial decisions – unlike the reckless spendthrifts in Washington D.C. who keep kicking the can down the road and saddling future generations with a monstrous debt they can never repay. 

Joe O’Dea, Senate Candidate, Colorado

“While lazy establishment career politicians seek to simply get elected and then do nothing – Joe isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get to work to stop the bloated federal government and their oppressive regulations from further destroying small businesses and working families.

Joe O’Dea, Senate Candidate, Colorado

Joe understands the disastrous reckless spending policies of Joe Biden and liberal politicians in Washington D.C. have impacted Coloradans with skyrocketing inflation rates and surging gas prices at the pump, and as a fiscal conservative he’s made it his top priority to defend working Americans and stop politicians from writing checks they can’t cash.  

“Colorado needs a U.S. Senator who will fight against the elitist political establishment and stand up for everyday Coloradans.  Incumbent U.S. Senator Michael Bennet votes with Joe Biden 100 percent of the time, and liberals are in a full-blown panic as they know Joe O’Dea is the only candidate who can take down their golden boy in November. 

Joe O’Dea, Senate Candidate, Colorado

“The most exciting development with Joe’s candidacy is that he is making people realize that Senator Bennet is indeed vulnerable.  Joe has demonstrated in every way why he is the strongest and only candidate who can defeat Bennet in November.  We are already seeing signs of Democrats pulling out their dirty tricks to try and drive votes away from O’Dea.  They know Joe’s commonsense approach to solving our national problems will appeal to voters across Colorado and result in defeat for Senator Bennet.

Joe O’Dea, Senate Candidate, Colorado

Joe will be a fierce champion of our Tea Party principles to curtail reckless spending, limit the size and scope of government, stop the tax hikes on business owners and families, and restore American prosperity, and we are proud to offer our endorsement to Joe O’Dea for election to the United States Senate, Russo concluded.” 

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

Joe doesn’t know anything besides hard work. He has fought for his business, and his employees, on his path to building one of Colorado’s most successful construction companies. Now, he’s taking that fight to Washington for us where he’ll stand up for working Coloradans who are sick and tired of a bloated government that continues to make everything in our lives more expensive. We need more commonsense conservatives in Washington and Joe is the conservative who can win in November. I’m proud to endorse his candidacy for U.S. Senate.” – Dustin Zvonek, Aurora City Council Member & Republican Activist

“I really like Joe’s direct thoughtful way of speaking.  He delivers a refreshing take on our tried-and-true conservative principals.  He is the real deal and the right choice for Colorado at this moment.  Joe knows what it takes to balance a budget. He also knows how to work with a wide range of people and get things done.  He started his business from his garage and now it employs over 300 families.  What he does now will really make a big difference to future Coloradans.  Coloradans want a prosperous future; Joe will fight in DC to make it happen.”– Aldis Sides, Former School Principal

Joe is working hard to reach voters in Colorado. He’s been across the state, especially in rural areas of the state that are often overlooked by statewide candidates. He hasn’t been afraid to answer the tough questions, attending every debate he has been invited to, except for the one he missed due to back surgery. He is a taxpayer advocate who has put a huge focus on decreasing the size of government, paying down the $30 trillion national debt, and holding the line on taxes. I’m proud to endorse his candidacy and believe he is the best candidate to beat Michael Bennet.” – Michael Fields, President of Advance Colorado Institute

Joe O’Dea is a strong conservative.  Coloradans want a Senator that will represent all of them, not just the Denver and Boulder elite. Joe has traveled across the state, listening to what every community has to say. It’s time we elect Joe O’Dea, a working man, to the US Senate. I see the support for Joe O’Dea growing every day. Coloradans know that Joe is the candidate that can beat Bennett and restore a common-sense, conservative, Colorado.”  – Tina Francone, Republican Activist & former Jefferson County Commissioner

“My name is Maria del Carmen Weese and I am a proud member of the Hispanic community in Colorado.  The Hispanic community is quickly growing in Colorado and we need a US Senator that will work with us to make sure we are represented.  After talking with Joe, I know he will do that.  Joe wants to reach out to us and is ready to put in the hard work.  An example of this is his release of a Spanish speaking radio advertisement with his wife narrating.  I enthusiastically endorse Joe O’Dea for US Senate.” – Maria del Carmen Weese, Republican Hispanic Activist

“I am looking for a Senator that gives me the best chance to succeed in my future. Michael Bennet left Denver Public Schools as the superintendent to become an appointed US Senator and look at Denver Public Schools today, they are failing.  We need a US Senator that knows how it feels to live on a budget and that will work hard to address the current rising inflation that hurts all of us.  Students in Colorado want to succeed and don’t want to have to worry about the future debts that our government will burden us with. That is why I proudly endorse Joe to be our next Senator.” –  James Ruehmann, President, Colorado Federation of Teen Republicans & Executive Director, National High School Republicans

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