Tea Party Express Celebrates House Victory, Thanks Karen Handel for Strong Campaign

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, congratulates Tea Party-backed Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) for successfully advancing to the runoff election in July. The organization also thanks Karen Handel (GA-Senate) for running a strong campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “The Tea Party’s grassroots energy and activism has prevailed in a key Georgia House race tonight. Tea Party Express-backed Barry Loudermilk led the field with a double-digit lead heading into the run-off.

“Following the victories of tea party-backed Curt Clawson in April and then Ben Sasse and Alex Mooney last week, it is clear that tea party candidates across the country continue to win. Strong, credible candidates that passionately believe in Tea Party values have been performing exceptionally, even though the mainstream media and political establishment may not like to recognize it.

“Finally, after being outspent 6-1 by both of the top two finishers, Karen Handel came within striking distance of the runoff. We are proud of the campaign Karen ran and the conservative ideas she advocated. Tea Party Express is committed to defeating Michelle Nunn in November, and we will continue to engage with the grassroots throughout the state to support the strongest candidate for the runoff,” Budowich concluded.