And how does one become a Tea Party candidate as it is? Is there a nominating process?
Referencing a "fake" Tea Partier in the Congressional race in question just reminds me of the liberals who blamed Ralph Nader for Al Gore losing. OK, the Conservative vote was split. But nothing I've read indicates Jack Davis is a fraud, just that he has disagreements with the Republican party. Calling him a "fake" seems like the GOP trying to make sure that they corner the Tea Party vote.
Interesting article about him here: NY 26: Jack Davis and the Tea Party vs. Jane Corwin and the Republican Party. - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine
When you spend a little time in the district, the Republican ads claiming Davis is a Democrat look silly. Yes, the Tea Party Express, which was co-founded by Republican strategists, came to the district this week to denounce Davis and endorse Corwin. Two members of Congress who were boosted by the Tea Party, Allen West and Marco Rubio, have cut calls for Corwin. But Davis, in his way, is the embodiment of the Tea Party, a one-man spokesperson for its fear of American decline. He's a pure nationalist who thinks that America got off track at some point, and that the boom days of the 1950s can return if taxes are low and trade deals get shredded. He reads Lou Dobbs and Paul Craig Roberts. He hates politicians. It takes some effort, when asked about his opponents, to judge them as "adequate," because, like everyone in the Tea Party, he thinks if you've been in politics you've contracted the virus that's come close to ruining this country.
rocket... do you plan on showing the same level of disdain for the Wisconcin Democrats that tried to do the same thing (see previous post)?
I also questioned the assertion that Jack Davis was a "fake" Tea Party candidate. If you ask me, the Republicans have completely hijacked the Tea Party movement.
I want to see documented proof because as has been shown in the past this is Democrat tactic, and it would be no surprise to find it's just another false flag operation, accuse the opposition of what ever you are doing and the rest of the party swear to it.
By causing a primary, they are buying themselves some time to campaign, since they are currently stuck at the capitol and can't campaign in their districts.
Wisconsin Republican Party 6th Congressional District Chairman Dan Feyen sent letters to Republicans in the Oshkosh region urging them to support Republican "protest candidate" John Buckstaff, who intends to run as a Democrat so Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, can finish the legislative session in Madison and have time to campaign
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