ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, announcing that the Super PAC associated with the nation’s largest Tea Party group has endorsed Brian Mast for the Republican nomination for the seat representing Florida’s 18th Congressional District.
“In the contest for the GOP nomination for Congress in Florida’s 18th Congress, we have an opportunity to send to the House a Harvard graduate and a solid Constitutional conservative who also happens to be a decorated veteran of the Afghan conflict – a man who lost both legs in the service of his country and in defense of freedom. Brian Mast served his country with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army, and now wants to continue that service in Washington, DC, as his district’s Representative. We find his candidacy compelling.
“Brian opposes ObamaCare, and will fight to repeal it; he has signed IWV’s ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. He supports term limits for Members of Congress. He will fight to secure our borders and prevent amnesty for illegal immigrants. He wants a fundamental tax reform that creates a system with taxes that are lower, flatter, fairer, and simpler, so that we can generate new economic growth and create jobs for people looking for work, and he will work for a balanced budget, so we stop stealing from future generations.
“Moreover, as a veteran who spent time in south Asia, Brian has a more personal interest and perspective than most when it comes to the Obama Administration’s so-called ‘deal’ with Iran on Iran’s nuclear program. In fact, we first met Brian when he traveled to Washington, DC, almost exactly one year ago to speak at our sister organization Tea Party Patriots’ September rally on the Capitol lawn against that deal. He spoke powerfully and from the heart then, and made an impression. We can easily see him influencing his fellow Members of Congress on such matters.
“Consequently, on behalf of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, I am pleased to endorse Brian Mast for the Republican nomination for the seat representing Florida’s 18th Congressional District, and I urge all voters in Florida’s 18th District to make a plan to be a voter for him in the August 30 primary and in the November general election.”
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