GOP wins elections on Tea Party values

Conservative Activists Provide Impetus for Victory

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin tonight congratulated the hard-working, motivated tea party activists that helped forge the GOP win and urged the Republican Party to remember the people and principles that made it taking the Senate possible.

“Tonight we’ve proven, once again, that tea party support is essential to the success of the Republican Party,” said TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin.

Over the last several months, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has been working overtime. Key efforts have included:

  • Equipping local activists with voter data including call lists and walk sheets, campaign materials, tips on holding house parties, and provided them with training and other tools to get voters to the polls;
  • Deploying local coordinators and national staff to key battleground states, holding press events on behalf of candidates, and reinforcing activists on the ground;
  • Putting 2.4 million GOTV calls into GA, NC, IA, CO, KS for Senate races and three House races – VA-07, WV-02, IA-04;
  • Making 100 million total voter contacts through mail, e-mail, and social media;
  • Directly contacting 100,000 voters in New Hampshire and North Carolina by knocking on doors and making phone calls;
  • Launching the American Dream Challenge, a call to action to all concerned citizens, providing toolkits that include sample press releases, social media ideas, sample letters to the editor, sign ideas, and more, and encouraging concerned citizens to get involved;
  • Producing and premiering the acclaimed documentary, The Border States of America with Nick Searcy, which focuses on the humanitarian and national security crises on the southern border wrought by the Administration, with screenings at 1,700 house parties from coast to coast.

Martin pointed out that the GOP wins elections when it campaigns as conservatives and energizes its base (2010, 2004, 2000, 1994, 1988, 1984, 1980), and loses campaigns when it runs establishment or more moderate candidates who do not have the willingness or credibility to run as conservatives (2012, 2008, 2006, 1998, 1996, 1992.)

“They ran on our issues in order to motivate the base and win,” continued Martin. “Now let’s see what they can do.”