Tea Party Express Endorses Two Strong Congressional Women for Re-Election in Washington State

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of two strong Congressional women for re-election from the State of Washington: Jaime Herrera Beutler in the Third Congressional District and Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the Fifth Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Washington State and the nation have been blessed with two of the most capable members of Congress in Jaime Herrera Beutler and Cathy McMorris Rodgers. In addition to the exemplary work in supporting our Tea Party principles of limited government, lower taxes, and economic freedom, both women have been perfect role models as successful women with young children. Both have had to deal with severe health issues affecting their children which have made them emphatic and courageous leaders in healthcare reform. Congresswoman Rodgers co-founded the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus. We are proud to endorse them again today, as they have consistently championed conservative reforms that are stimulating economic growth and challenging the power of the Washington establishment.

3rd District: “Jaime Herrera Beutler was raised in Southwest Washington and understands the communities she serves. Because of her own experience of enjoying the opportunities provided to her, she has been committed to helping small business create jobs for their communities and making sure the American Dream is there for everyone. She was a strong supporter of the Tax Cuts and Job Act, which has brightened the life and improved the paychecks of families throughout her district. Now, she is working hard to make those tax cuts permanent so economic growth can continue and her constituents can flourish with better chances to get ahead. Her campaign slogan is ‘Independent. Hard Working. Effective,’ and those words perfectly describe the great job being done by her.

5th District: “Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been a nationally recognized leader and known for her conscientious efforts to represent Eastern Washington well in Congress. As the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, she has been a key leader in developing national policies that have well served the people in her district. She has focused on key issues affecting her state, like her successful enactment of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, which was passed and signed into law in 2013. She served on the Armed Services Committee and guided strengthening our military so we could successfully fight Islamic terrorism. At the same time, she has been a Congressional leader in the successful effort to reduce taxes and ease the regulatory burdens that have been crippling our economy. She has been an outspoken leader in efforts to fully repeal Obamacare and replace it with a healthcare system that is both far reaching and affordable, while staying committed to decreasing the size and cost of the federal government. I have known Cathy for many years, and I can attest to the fact that she is an exemplary Member of Congress and deserving of strong support.”