Tea Party Express St. Louis Rally Location Changed

Republican Attorney General Candidate Ed Martin Caves to Outside Pressure

St. Louis, MO – The location of the Tea Party Express rally in St. Louis (Fenton) today has been moved to the Big Lots parking lot, 691 Gravois Bluffs Boulevard, Fenton MO. It was previously scheduled at The Victory Field House.

Sal Russo, Chief Strategist of the Tea Party Express, said, “We are extremely disappointed in Attorney General candidate, Ed Martin, for caving into outside pressure and canceling our location at the last minute.

“The Tea Party Express rallies have always welcomed all competing candidates to our rallies, even when we have strongly endorsed one of the candidates. We have conducted 321 rallies thus far, and all federal candidates have always been invited and welcomed. We have complete faith in voters to make the best choice in the primary and thus we feel it is important to let tea party supporters hear from all of the candidates. We oppose efforts to silence any of the candidates.

“Mr. Martin, however, has bowed to pressure from other candidates who did not want to compete with Sarah Steelman who enjoys strong support from the Tea Party Express and leads in every recent primary and general election poll of Missouri voters. When other candidates put pressure on Mr. Martin and he caves into it, they do not present a very attractive choice to voters. In fact, it reinforces our strong support for Sarah Steelman, who will not only win the primary, but she will defeat Senator Claire McCaskill.

“Tea Party Express endorsed Ed Martin in 2010 in his failed Congressional bid. I hope that his inability to keep his word today will not inhibit his ability to mount a strong campaign against liberal Attorney General Chris Koster. Mr. Martin also would enhance his prospects for success by returning phone calls,” concluded Russo.