Tea Party Express Endorses Senator Mike Lee

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, proudly endorsed Senator Mike Lee for the U.S. Senate today at a press conference in Salt Lake City.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “The chatter from some individuals and media outlets about a primary against Senator Mike Lee is shameful and destructive. That’s why we feel it’s important to come out early and announce our endorsement of Senator Mike Lee for the U.S. Senate.

“Tea Party Express stood behind Lee when he was elected in 2010 and we will be right there with him in 2016,” Kremer said. “Since arriving in D.C., Senator Lee has been an inspiration to Tea Party activists across the country. Grassroots conservatives and establishment Republicans need not agree on every strategy or tactic, but no Republican should be attacked for fighting to reduce the size, cost, and intrusiveness of government – especially from within his or her own ranks.

“Senator Lee fought to save millions of Americans from the threats of Obamacare. Unfortunately, the hyper partisan, my-way-or-the-highway approach of President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid won the day. Their victory meant a disaster of a roll out for Obamacare, millions losing coverage, and rising premiums.

“While we are ready to start fighting to reelect Senator Lee in 2016, Tea Party Express is also looking to help him out in 2014 by electing a conservative majority in the Senate. For Utah, a Senate majority would mean the state would have one of the most influential conservative U.S Senate delegations in the country. Senator Lee would be able to lead the charge for conservative policies alongside Senator Hatch, as he likely will chair the Senate Finance Committee. That’s a conservative delegation that will have the Democrats in D.C. shaking in their boots,” Kremer concluded.