Tea Party Express Endorses John Raese for US Senate

Charleston, WV – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, proudly endorses John Raese candidacy for U.S. Senate today. The organization made the endorsement this morning at a rally in Charleston.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “John Raese is exactly the kind of fiscal conservative we need in Washington D.C. The historic Tea Party victories in 2010 were only a start, and we are proud to announce this endorsement for the U.S. Senate for 2012. We are committed to helping John defeat Senator Joe Manchin in November.

“Senator Joe Manchin went to Washington in conservative clothes, but it didn’t take long for his liberal big government, big spending agenda to be revealed. He has failed to help our nation address its dire fiscal woes, and instead he has continuously embraced Obama’s most radical pieces of legislation like Obamacare and the $787 billion stimulus. Obamacare alone puts West Virginians on the hook for $217 million in unfunded federal government mandates.

“We don’t need more government spending and we definitely don’t need politicians who try to fool the people they have sworn to represent. We need a true conservative, and we have found that in John Raese. Time and time again, he has stood up to represent the voice of the people instead of special interests.

“We can no longer afford legislators like Manchin who may talk the talk, but under pressure, fail to walk the walk. John Raese’s understanding of business, bold entrepreneurial spirit that embraces free-market capitalism, and principled determination to reducing the cost, size, and intrusiveness of the federal government make him a strong tea party candidate and one that we are proud to endorse,” Kremer concluded.

Tea Party Express has endorsed five other U.S. Senate candidates, which include: State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Indiana, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz in Texas, State Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio, former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri, and businessman Tom Smith in Pennsylvania.