Tea Party Express Proudly Endorses Sarah Steelman for U.S. Senate on Friday in Kansas City

St. Louis, MO – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, has endorsed former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman for U.S. Senate in Missouri. The announcement tour will conclude in Kansas City tomorrow. Stops in St. Louis and Springfield occurred Thursday.

The Chairman of Tea Party Express Amy Kremer said, “One of Tea Party Express’ top priorities in 2012 is to elect a conservative majority to the U.S. Senate, and we are confident that Sarah Steelman is the candidate in Missouri best suited for the job.

“Senator McCaskill’s early and strong support four years ago for Barack Obama revealed her true liberal inclinations to grow the government in Washington and has made her a top target for defeat. Steelman’s unabashed economic conservative record combined with the experience of running statewide races has prepared her to take on McCaskill in what will be a tough race.

“Americans are fed up with the out-of-control spending and irresponsible job-killing legislation coming out of Washington. While Senator McCaskill has been voting to expand government and spend money through government programs like Obamacare and the failed stimulus, Sarah has advocated for reining in spending by demanding a balanced budget and repealing Obamacare.

“Americans are demanding real solutions to the fiscal woes facing our nation. Sarah Steelman’s understanding of the economy and experience managing Missouri’s $19 billion annual revenue and over $3 billion in investments in the state’s portfolio have prepared her to tackle the issues McCaskill has failed to address during her past 5 years in Washington.

“The Tea Party Express is proud to announce the endorsement of Sarah Steelman – she represents just the kind of leader we need in Washington,” Kremer concluded.

The Tea Party Express has endorsed four other U.S. Senate candidates for the 2012 election cycle: Attorney General Jon Bruning in Nebraska, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Indiana, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz in Texas and State Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio.

In 2010 The Tea Party Express endorsed in numerous U.S. Senate primaries, and their endorsed candidate won in every race. Many of the candidates were running behind at the time of the endorsement and against better-known and established candidates. But when the votes were tallied on primary election day, the candidate endorsed by the Tea Party Express emerged victorious. The vast majority of the more than 200 candidates endorsed by the Tea Party Express also were victorious in November 2010.

The endorsement announcement is as follows:

Friday March 23, 2012

11:00 AM – Kansas City
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
1 NW OOIDA Drive
Grain Valley, MO 64029