Tea Party Express Condemns Benacquisto/Kreegel Smear Campaign

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, has condemned the repugnant attacks launched by the Lizbeth Benacquisto and Paige Kreegel campaigns.

Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “When Tea Party Express entered this race in support of Curt Clawson, it was already ugly. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Paige Kreegel were launching attacks against Clawson that were reminiscent of Obama’s attacks against Romney in 2012. While we expect out-of-touch liberals to attack business leaders for making tough decisions to save a company, it’s odd for those campaigning as “conservatives” to pick up an anti-business mantle.

“Now, those same two career politicians turned down an even darker corner and abandoned any moral integrity they may have had left. Bringing out the painful stories of a family tragedy of abuse and trying to exploit it for political purposes is reprehensible. Forcing the mother of the victim to speak out against them should make them ashamed of their behavior. Their knee-jerk attacks without any wrongdoing by Clawson, was only designed to cast a false and ugly cloud of suspicion over Curt’s head. Was this desperate attempt to salvage two sinking campaigns really worth ripping open the wounds of a victim and her family?

“It should be asked, if these politicians are willing to stoop to such a pathetically low level in the pursuit of power, what should be expected of them if they were actually sent to Washington, D.C?

“Curt Clawson not only remains the sole economic conservative in this race, but the only candidate who has preserved his moral integrity throughout this race. He has focused on the problems America faces and the ideas he has to solve them. That’s why Tea Party Express endorsed Curt last month, and we will continue fighting to elect him over the next 12 days,” Budowich concluded.