In the News

A roundup of news about the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.

Statement on Eric Cantor’s move to Moelis investment bank

September 03, 2014

The news that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has taken a job on Wall Street comes as little surprise.  The following statement can be attributed to Kevin Broughton, National Communications Director for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund:

“After Dave Brat’s upset victory in June, many analysts accused Eric Cantor of paying more attention to Wall Street than to the people of Virginia’s 7th District.  He certainly didn’t waste any time validating that theory.”


What Border Fence, Senator Pryor?

August 19, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – In the Deep South, you can set your watch to it: At election time, “conservative” Democrats trip over themselves moving to the right in an attempt to show their right-of-center constituents that you can, indeed, teach a Yellow Dog new tricks.

Consider the case of Arkansas Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor. You won’t find the Natural State’s political prince touting his votes for Obamacare, extortion of federal employees' union dues, or a near-$1 trillion food stamp bill. Not this guy. And this election season, he’s dropping the biggest names to tout his conservative bona fides. The Southern border more is secure than it was ten years ago, according to Pryor, and he invokes the name of conservative stalwart John McCain to prove it.


Upstart Iowa trial lawyer Braley brings a lot to the table

August 15, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – There’s more to U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) than a guy who spent his career suing the companies that create jobs and drive the economy. Much more. As it turns out, when he railed on Chuck Grassley to a roomful of trial lawers, he wasn’t just dropping gratuitous elbows borne of elitism against some guy he considers a rube. Not at all. He was looking out for his constituents – all of them: Trial lawyers and the people of Iowa’s First District.

And Braley’s point is a good one. A chairman of the Senate Judiciary, a mere “farmer from Iowa” who “never went to law school?” That’s, well…almost too hard to imagine.


Tennessee’s Joe Carr Comes Up Short in Senate Bid

August 08, 2014

Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr, the insurgent candidate who made border security and opposition to amnesty the cornerstone to his campaign, fell short in his bid to oust Lamar Alexander. “Joe ran a courageous, aggressive, issues-based campaign,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “Unfortunately, the best candidate doesn’t always win. We’re proud of the race he ran, and we’re proud to have helped with get-out-the-vote operations.”

Carr relentlessly hammered Alexander for his votes for the Gang of Eight Amnesty bill and against funding a fence on the Southern border. “We’re hopeful that, even though Joe Carr came up short, Senator Alexander will listen to the people of Tennessee,” Martin said. “They overwhelmingly oppose amnesty, and they want the Southern border secured. And may the humanitarian crisis that Lamar Alexander’s votes helped create open his eyes; secure the border, Senator. No amnesty.”


Tweet Reince Friday

August 08, 2014

This week the Republican National Committee (RNC), led by Chairman Reince Priebus held their summer meeting. Missouri State GOP Chairman Ed Martin submitted a resolution to officially censure Henry Barbour, the nephew of former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour, for his involvement and coordination of race-baiting advertisements that smeared Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi US Senate race. The tactics proved successful in using fear to drive Democrats to the polls, which in turn disenfranchised tens of thousands of conservative Republicans in the state of Mississippi. The silence is deafening and Reince Priebus’ refusal to address the situation makes him complicit in these deplorable acts.


TPP Citizens Fund Issues Scathing Paper on MS Race-Baiting

August 07, 2014

Calls on RNC to censure Mississippi’s National Committeeman at summer meet

CHICAGO – The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) today released a blistering white paper, in conjunction with the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting here, that details the race-baiting tactics used by the Mississippi GOP Establishment in the recent senate campaign.  At the center of the scandal is Mississippi’s national committeeman, Henry Barbour, singled out for censure in the paper, Mississippi: A Case Study in Republican Race-Baiting.


Mississippi: A Case Study in Republican Race-Baiting

August 07, 2014

Henry Barbour, Republican National Committeeman from Mississippi, repeatedly claims in public that he had nothing to do with the race-baiting flyers and robocalls that were deployed against Republican State Senator Chris McDaniel during the June 3, 2014 Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate primary election and the June 24, 2014 Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate runoff election.

Henry Barbour is not telling the truth.


Huelskamp Wins in KS-01

August 06, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has won re-nomination to represent Kansas’ First Congressional District.  “Congratulations to Tim Huelskamp on a win for freedom,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “It’s a victory for everyone who believes in personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future.”

Huelskamp, an outspoken critic of the Obama Administration – and when need be, his party’s leadership – is not one to back down from a fight, regardless of the consequences. He was stripped from his seat on the Agriculture and Budget Committees last Congress for fighting for trying to reign in the Federal debt.