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 Claudia Tenney for the GOP nomination for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District:
“Claudia Tenney is a strong Constitutional conservative, and a strong supporter of the Tea Party and its principles. She understands that as government grows, liberty shrinks. She has fought for lower taxes and reduced spending, and will fight to repeal ObamaCare. Her determination to root out corruption in public office has earned her more than a few enemies – but they’re the right kind of enemies to have. In fact, we were so impressed with her that we endorsed her two years ago, when she showed the courage to take on a sitting incumbent.
“Though she did not win that campaign, she ran a strong race – and then showed even more courage when she announced last year that she would once again challenge the liberal incumbent. He decided he had better things to do than tangle with her again, and promptly announced his retirement from the Congress.
“It’s courage like that that makes Claudia’s election so important. We need fighters like her in the Congress, people with the backbone to do what’s right, no matter the costs – even when (and sometimes ESPECIALLY when!) that means standing up to your own party leadership. Claudia has demonstrated time and time again that her head and heart are in the right place, and we cannot emphasize too strongly how important that is to us.
“Consequently, I am pleased to announce on behalf of our 1.4 million members and supporters that Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is proud to endorse Claudia Tenney for the GOP nomination for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. We urge all our members and supporters in the district to make a plan to be a voter for her in next Tuesday’s primary election, and in the November general election.”
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is committed to equipping grassroots activists at the state and local level with the tools and resources needed to hold elected officials and government accountable and elect new and qualified candidates. For more information, visit www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com.