A Tea Party party registers in Florida - Ben Smith: A Tea Party party registers in FloridaNovember 09, 2009
Categories:Election.A Tea Party party registers in Florida
A Florida conservative has registered an official "Tea Party" with the office of the Secretary of State, and is promising to run candidates against Republicans and Democrats in state and national races.
"The current system has become mired in the sludge of special interest money that seeks to control the leadership of both parties. It’s time for real change,” says Orlando lawyer Frederic O’Neal, the new party's chairman, who couldn't be reached immediately by phone, in a press release.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Secretary of State, Jennifer Davis, said the party had registered in August.
Answer by kenzie07 at 12:52 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
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Answer by lovinangels at 1:19 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
I'm all for third parties, especially since I belong to one. =) But the name is irking me. The Tea Party Party? About as silly a name as our football team the Houston Texans.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 1:45 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
respect is earned anon, which is why you won't get any from me. I am anything but anti-American. This post is about third parties and if they will have effect on Democrats and Republicans. You were the one that took it off topic.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
I'm all for third parties, especially since I belong to one. =) But the name is irking me. The Tea Party Party? About as silly a name as our football team the Houston Texans
THAT is HILARIOUS!!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:01 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Its funny sweets, because there are more people now identifying as "conservative" than before, but alot less are identifying as Republican.
To me it indicates a stronger movement in the direction of libertarianism, and perhaps a stronger chance at viability for a 3rd party candidate like Paul.
Answer by SRiveroC at 2:02 PM on Nov. 9, 2009