Tea Party Express Preparing to Launch Major Campaign to Defeat Republican Senator

Tea Party Express, considered one of the most aggressive and influential tea party groups, will be in Indianapolis this week for a major announcement and to unveil details of their latest campaign to defeat Republican Senator Dick Lugar.

Earlier this year, the Tea Party Express announced Senator Lugar as a top target for electoral defeat, citing a disturbing pattern of votes for wasteful spending, bailouts, and bigger government, while at the same time treating members of the conservative tea party movement with contempt.

Today Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer said:

“Senator Lugar has been a better friend to big-government liberals than he has to conservatives. Over the years, his voting pattern has tracked disturbingly to the left. Lugar supported the TARP bailout, bailouts for Fannie and Freddie, and voted against banning earmarks. At the same time, he is dismissive of the tea party movement – the one force in this country that is uniting members of all political parties to take a stand against wasteful spending and excessive growth of government.”

The Tea Party Express will be in Indiana this week, and hold an open press conference at 10AM on Thursday morning in Indianapolis. Further details will be released tomorrow.

Earlier this week, 55 local tea party groups in Indiana joined together in declaring a unified effort to retire Senator Lugar. The Tea Party Express has been coordinating closely with local tea party organizers to maximize this latest effort.