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


Citizens Fund Endorses Iowa’s Joni Ernst

September 30, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) has been endorsed by the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) in her effort to become the next U.S. Senator from Iowa. “Not only is Joni Ernst right on the crucial issues facing the country – Obamacare, taxes, debt and amnesty – she is a true public servant in every sense of the word,” said TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin. “Lt. Col. Ernst has served her state and nation in peace and war.”

Ernst, elected Montgomery County Auditor in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, has served as the Twelfth District state Senator since 2011. “She has staked out bold positions that make her the conservative choice for this race,” Martin said. “Joni Ernst favors elimination of the IRS, and wants to get the Department of Education and the EPA under control. She will be a reliable vote to repeal Obamacare and start over, and she’ll help block this very, very liberal President’s agenda for the next two years.”

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Pryor’s Amnesty Vote Transparent

September 25, 2014 Senator casts  ‘sham’ vote to fool Arkansasans at election time, Martin says

ATLANTA, Ga. – After Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor’s phony amnesty vote last week, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) warned Natural State voters not to be fooled. “Sen. Pryor’s vote was cast as nothing more than a campaign trail talking point,” TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “He only voted ‘aye’ when he knew the amendment would fail.”

Martin referred to a procedural amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) that, had it passed by a simple majority, would make it possible to dismantle President Obama’s “DACA” program and begin deporting illegal aliens. The amendment failed on a 50-50 vote. “But as the Politico article points out, Sen. Pryor only stands for American sovereignty when it serves his own political interest,” Martin said. “The State of Arkansas will be able to see right through Mark Pryor’s sham.”

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Mary Landrieu and the Fake Amnesty Vote

September 24, 2014 Flailing, bogus appeal won’t fool Louisianans at election time, Martin says

ATLANTA, Ga. – After Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s phony amnesty vote last week, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) warned Louisiana voters not to be fooled. “Sen. Landrieu’s vote is as phony as it is transparent,” TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “She only voted ‘aye’ when she knew the amendment would fail.”

Martin referred to a procedural amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) that, had it passed by a simple majority, would make it possible to dismantle President Obama’s “DACA” program and begin deporting illegal aliens. The amendment failed on a 50-50 vote. “But as the Politico article points out, Sen. Landrieu only supports the concept of an enforceable, sovereign border when she knows the legislation won’t pass,” Martin said. “One is hard-pressed to think of a harder slap to the face of patriotic, taxpaying Louisianans.”

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Don’t Be Fooled by Kay Hagan’s Amnesty Charade

September 23, 2014 First-termer casts ‘sham’ vote to fool North Carolinians at election time, Martin says

ATLANTA, Ga. – After Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan’s phony amnesty vote last week, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) warned Tar Heel State voters not to be fooled. “Sen. Hagan’s vote is as phony as it is transparent,” TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “She only voted ‘aye’ when she knew the amendment would fail.”

Martin referred to a procedural amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) that, had it passed by a simple majority, would make it possible to dismantle President Obama’s “DACA” program and begin deporting illegal aliens. The amendment failed on a 50-50 vote. “But as the Politico article points out, Sen. Hagan only stands for American sovereignty when the deck is stacked for amnesty,” Martin said. “And even then, she had to bow and scrape to Harry Reid and get his permission to cast a sham sovereignty vote. North Carolinians will see right through this.”

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Begich Casts Deciding Vote for Executive Amnesty

September 22, 2014

“You had one job, Senator,” Martin says

ATLANTA, Ga. – After Alaska Democrat Sen. Mark Begich cast the deciding vote to enable executive amnesty, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) pointed out the missed opportunity. “You had one job, Senator: Take the first step in restoring our sovereignty,” TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “And you failed miserably.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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