Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
TypeSuper PAC
FoundedFebruary 2013
Headquarters
Key peopleJenny Beth Martin
Area servedUnited States
Focus(es)"Defeating big-spending politicians[1]
Method(s)Congressional elections
Motto"Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets"
Websitewww.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com
 
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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
TypeSuper PAC
FoundedFebruary 2013
Headquarters
Key peopleJenny Beth Martin
Area servedUnited States
Focus(es)"Defeating big-spending politicians[1]
Method(s)Congressional elections
Motto"Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets"
Websitewww.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is a federal super political action committee formed by the Tea Party Patriots in February 2013.

The stated goals of the PAC are to defeat politicians they consider big spenders by contributing to their opponents, to fund ads that expose these politicians' support of "economy-destroying laws and regulations," and to organize volunteers to get out the vote.[2][3] Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said in a statement that the new PAC’s goal is to “produce a good ground game to compete with the left,” and pointed to tea party victories in the 2010 midterms, the defeat of the Democrats’ effort to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker in 2012, and the election of a Republican conference to the previously all Democratic Washington state senate.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund states that its mission is to defeat 'tax and spend' incumbents by contributing to their opponents, as well as financing ad campaigns against them and getting out the vote. The PAC will support citizen-candidates and oppose both Republicans and Democrats in contested primaries.[4][5]

Co-founder, Jenny Beth Martin said the plan is for the super PAC to get involved in federal races, including House, Senate and “potentially [presidential] in four years.”[5]

2014 election cycle[edit]

Martin said the group already has its eyes on the 2014 U.S. Senate primaries and elections in Iowa, where Democrat Tom Harkin has announced his retirement,;[6] Georgia, where Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss announced his retirement;[7] and South Carolina where Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham plans to run for reelection.[8]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund". Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Wing, Nick (February 8, 2013). "Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Super PAC Launches, Bringing Unlimited Donations To 'Grassroots'". Huffington Post. 
  3. ^ a b Harper, Jennifer (February 7, 2013). "Inside the Beltway: Seeking a ground game". The Washington Times. 
  4. ^ "TeaPartyPatriots Citizens Fund". TeaPartyPatriots Citizens Fund. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b Alex Pappas. "Inside the Tea Party Patriots' plan to launch a super PAC". The Daily Caller. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Tom Harkin Retiring, Won't Seek Reelection In 2014". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  7. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/us/politics/senator-saxby-chambliss-to-announce-retirement.html
  8. ^ "Lindsey Graham, 2014 target?". Washingtonpost.com. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 

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