Tea Party Express Endorses Greg Steube for U.S. Congress in Florida

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of State Senator Greg Steube in the race to replace retiring Congressman Tom Rooney in Florida’s 17th Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Washington is broken, and the American people sent the D.C. establishment a clear message in 2016: they want a government that works for them, not the insiders and special interests. President Trump and Congressional conservatives have been working hard to beat back the establishment and implement policies that restore economic freedom and make government less intrusive. Much more work needs to be done, and we need leaders that are committed to changing the culture of Washington. That is why we are proud to support State Senator and Army veteran Greg Steube, a committed conservative and public servant who will stand with our Tea Party Congress in the fight to further reform our broken system.

“Greg Steube has dedicated his life to service, beginning with his enlistment in the U.S. Army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He served as a captain with the 25th Infantry Division in the Army JAG Corps, where he prosecuted numerous terrorists in northern Iraq and Baghdad. Upon returning home, Greg began working for a successful Florida law firm before being elected to both the State House and State Senate. During his eight years in public office, he has used his background in agriculture, law, and the military to build a record of accomplishment that includes balanced budgets and a strong defense of conservative principles.

“In Washington, Greg will fight to make the historic Republican middle class tax cuts permanent, continue slashing burdensome regulations, and hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable for its deplorable treatment of our courageous veterans. With Democrats masquerading as conservatives to steal Congressional seats and halt the successful Trump agenda, it is important for Republicans to rally behind courageous conservatives like Senator Steube. He recognizes what must still must be done to restore American greatness and isn’t afraid to boldly take a stand against the liberal D.C. establishment,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“Greg is a principled Constitutionalist who will defend and fight for our voice in Florida on the issues of tax cuts, wasteful spending, the Second Amendment, jobs and more. Our Florida beaches affect our tourist revenue, and we need strong leadership to move quickly to save our wildlife and property values. Greg Steube, I believe, will lead the way. Greg Steube will hold Washington accountable for withholding evidence from the voters of America. Greg Steube attends Sarasota Baptist Church regularly and defends our rights to free speech. We need someone who will fight for Florida, and I believe Greg Steube has a proven track record of defending our constitutional core values.”
– Traci Williams, National Leader for American First Coalition and Grassroots Activist

“Greg Steube’s record in the Florida legislature shows that he will fight to protect our liberties and will be a terrific steward of our tax dollars in Washington. You will not find a stronger voice for conservatism to represent us in Congress.”
– Colette Russell, Venice, FL. Local grassroots activist

“Greg Steube is a straight shooter and true conservative – not like politicians who say one thing at election time and then do another. Greg is a true conservative who will fight for our goals of ending out-of-control spending and burdensome government meddling. Greg is truly a warrior for the change we need in Congress.”
– Linda Ivell, Lakeland, FL. 40+ year Conservative Activist