Tea Party Express Endorses Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in California’s 20th Congressional District and for Speaker of the House of Representatives

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is thrilled to once again announce its endorsement of longtime conservative Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in California’s 20th Congressional District and strongly support his election as the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. 

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “We have saved our final House endorsement this cycle for the most important one – to strongly show our support for Kevin in his Congressional race as well as for becoming the next Speaker of the House.  We have already endorsed 88 candidates for the House who are seeking office in competitive districts, as well as contributed to 33 of these candidates.  We are confident the vast majority of these candidates will constitute the new Republican House majority.

“Much of the credit for the anticipated Republican success lies with Kevin McCarthy, who has tirelessly crisscrossed the country providing support to a myriad of candidates, including the most diverse group of women, minorities and combat veterans that have ever been assembled by Republicans.  Matching candidates to their districts has been a key component of Kevin’s strategy to take back the House and stop the rubber stamping of the failed policies of Joe Biden.

“I have known and worked with Kevin since his political career began and have seen how effective he has been as the Republican Leader in the California State Assembly as well in his leadership posts in Congress.  He has tremendous skill in bringing people together, and that is going to be crucial in making the House an effective counter to the disastrous Biden policies.

“Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has a proven track record of rallying and unifying Republicans in Congress to put up roadblocks against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s extreme plan to hike up our taxes and continue on her frivolous spending spree at the expense of the American people. 

“Throughout his service in Congress, Kevin’s steady leadership has promoted free market principles and common-sense solutions to the dire problems our nation faces.  He has the skills necessary to make the House a fountain of ideas to keep America that shining city on a hill.  Since Kevin was first elected to Congress in 2006, he quickly rose in the ranks and took on leadership roles, serving as Chief Deputy Whip and later as Majority Whip, until he was elected Majority Leader in 2014. 

“While Nancy Pelosi hopes to continue to ram through spending bills without opposition, Kevin has been a thorn in her side as one of the last layers of defense against Democrats completely destroying our nation through their disastrous spendthrift policies.

Kevin has demonstrated his ability to get things done, and his unwavering commitment to stand strong to conservative principles, despite pressure from liberals to give in to get along, will ensure the freedoms we cherish as Americans will be protected. 

“Our nation is at a crucial crossroads, and we need to re-elect leaders like Kevin McCarthy to fight back against the left-wing agenda of Democrats like Nancy Pelosi who are determined to destroy the America we know and love and replace it with a failing liberal utopia. 

“Most important to the constituents in the 20th Congressional District is Kevin’s commitment to the Central Valley and the problems in California agriculture.  The Valley is constantly ignored by the big city politicians that dominate California politics, and having Kevin in high national leadership is a huge benefit to his community.

Tea Party Express is honored to endorse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for re-election to Congress, and we are confident he will continue to champion our Tea Party principles to stop massive tax hikes, reduce the size of government, and rein in out-of-control spending.  Even more importantly, as Speaker of the House, he will be a bold voice for common sense conservative leadership and an obstacle for the continuation of the failed Biden and Pelosi policies,” Russo concluded.

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