ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses John Duarte and Tom Patti for Congress in California

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of John Duarte in California’s 13th Congressional District and Tom Patti in California’s 9th Congressional District.  

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “California’s Central Valley is a focus of opposition to the policies of President Joe Biden, thus creating an opportunity for Republicans to capture two key seats in their efforts to obtain a House majority.  We are pleased to support John Duarte and Tom Patti for Congress because they are both committed to championing our Tea Party principles of limited government, lower taxes, and fiscal responsibility.

John Duarte, California’s 13th Congressional District.  “As a fourth-generation farmer and grandson of Portuguese immigrants, John Duarte has learned the value of hard-work from a young age. 

John Duarte, Congressional Candidate

“As a small business owner himself, John has dedicated his life to building his business, Duarte Nurseries, which has provided thousands of jobs for Valley residents.  Unlike out-of-touch bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who are far-removed from the daily struggles of everyday Californians, John’s real-life business experience has given him an edge to know best how to advocate for the people in the 13th Congressional District.  

John Duarte, Congressional Candidate

“The truth is, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her radical tax-and-spend agenda have devastated Valley residents, and John understands that small businesses and local farms can succeed best if the government gets out of the way and loosens their stranglehold on small business owners.

“With record-high inflation and soaring prices at the gas pump, California needs to elect John Duarte to represent the needs of Valley residents in Washington, D.C.  Unlike Democrats in Congress, John is committed to reducing the massive tax burden on Californians which crushes the local economy and limits job growth.  

John Duarte, Congressional Candidate

“The failed policies of liberal politicians in California continue to drive jobs out of state, but John Duarte is committed to stopping the economic harm caused by the big-government, big-spending policies in Washington. I’mconfident John Duarte will be a fierce advocate for free-market principles to improve the quality of life for people in the Valley, and we are pleased to endorse his campaign. 

Tom Patti, California’s 9th Congressional District. “Tom Patti is a local business owner who has dedicated his life to helping Californians achieve the American dream, and now he’s committed to taking the fight to preserve the American way of life to the Halls of Congress. 

Tom Patti, Congressional Candidate

“While liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden continue to attack small businesses and saddle them with burdensome regulations and high taxes, Tom Patti knows that small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and that if the government simply got out of the way, business owners could create jobs to help stimulate the local economy without interference.

Tom Patti, Congressional Candidate, and his daughter

“California is one of the highest-taxed states in all of America, and while Democrats like Nancy Pelosi continue to keep the tax-hikes coming, Tom Patti is committed to putting a stop to reckless spending projects once and for all. 

“In addition to his real-life business experience, Tom was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 2016 where he used his time and talent to help provide services for veterans and reduce excess fees for local residents.  He’s demonstrated his loyalty and commitment to the people he serves, and I’m confident he’ll take his strong work ethic to Washington, D.C. once elected. 

“The people of California deserve a congressman who can deliver results, not just talk a good game.  Tom Patti has demonstrated he will champion our Tea Party principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and restoring American prosperity, and we are pleased to endorse his campaign,” Russo concluded. 

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