Freedom Caucus endorsements

Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is endorsing five members of Congress’ Freedom Caucus who have earned the ire of the beltway insiders and K Street lobbyists. Tea Party Express is endorsing Reps. Rod Blum (IA-01), Dave Brat (VA-07), Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), Mark Meadows (NC-11), and Alex Mooney (WV-02).

Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “Thanks to the Freedom Caucus, the days of backroom deals and broken promises from Congress are coming to an end. Tea Party activists and voters of every stripe have demanded transparency and honesty from their representatives, and the Freedom Caucus is delivering. That’s why we are standing firmly behind them in 2016.

“It’s true, K Street lobbyists and beltway insiders hate that the Freedom Caucus is taking power out of their hands and returning it to where it belongs: with We the People. That’s why they’re threatening to recruit and finance a new wave of lawmaking lackeys. However, they have one fundamental problem: the voters aren’t buying this any longer.

“These five legislators are a part of the Freedom Caucus, which has reinvigorated the entire Republican Caucus with energy, principle, and leadership. Just as the Tea Party is the lifeblood of the GOP, the Freedom Caucus is the lifeblood of Congress. Grassroots activists throughout these districts and from around the country stand ready and able to fight any and every beltway-led campaign that’s levied.

“By engaging in these races, K Street lobbyists and beltway insiders are going to be wasting a lot of money trying to restore their power. Tea Party Express and the millions of Tea Party activists across our nation have one message for them: ‘Bring it!’,” Budowich concluded.