(NN&V Staff) – Leaders of various established grassroots tea party networks in Nevada are coming together to denounce the upstart Tea Party of Nevada political party and their candidate for the United States Senate. One of the organizers of the effort wrote yesterday, “We have had enough of this fake ‘Tea Party’ BS.”
Established Nevada tea party activists have been suspicious of and angry with the Tea Party of Nevada organizers since it was announced last month that they had achieved third-party ballot status in Nevada for the upcoming elections.
“As an active coalition of self-described Tea Party Patriots we were confused when we learned about this development,” Dustin Stockton Western Representation PAC wrote in his blog on February 16th. “We are an active part in the Tea Party movement and we have NO IDEA who these people are. It didn’t take long to quickly learn that the patriots who have built the Tea Party movement aren’t the people behind the Nevada Tea Party political party.”
Stockton has joined the tea party coalition group which has drafted a letter denouncing what is now derisively being referred to as “Tea Party Squared” which reads as follows:
We, the grassroots/tea party leaders of Nevada, speaking for the conservative activists in our communities, are united in issuing the following statement.
We are united in denouncing the TPN (Tea Party of Nevada).
The TPN is not a conservative party who speaks for grassroots and tea party activists in Nevada.
The TPN is not now, has never been, and will never be affiliated with grassroots efforts in Nevada.
The term “Tea Party Candidate” will no longer be used to indicate grassroots support for a candidate or candidates.
The TPN will not be invited to, or allowed to represent themselves at, conservative grassroots events and functions across Nevada.
We are united in our desire for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability from legislators and in legislation from Carson City, NV and Washington, D.C.
We are united in opposition of progressive leanings towards unfunded mandates as a solution to appeasing special interest and delivering ‘social justice.’
We are united in the belief that our government should be inspiring pride and accountability, and personal strength and opportunity, not a path for us to follow to have our needs met as the government sees fit.
We, the tea party activists and grassroots organizers in Nevada, are united.
Debbie Landis, Anger is Brewing
Diana Orrock, Nevada Patriots
Bob Clifford, Fallon Tea Party II
Travis Christensen, NvRA
Ron Stevens, Gardnerville Tea party
Janice Baldwin, P.A.C.T.
Frank Ricotta, Las Vegas Tea Party
Sheila Danish, Reject Reid
Eric Odom, Patriot Caucus
Charlene Bybee, Reno 9-12’ers
Rick Crain, Mesquite Tea Party
Dustin Stockton, Western Representation PAC
Tony Warren, National Precinct Alliance
Mike Myrhow, Winnemucca Tea Party
UPDATE: The following names have been added since original publication of this blog post:
Jesse Law, Citizens Awareness Network
SmithLibbe, Nevada Active Conservatives
Juanita Cox, Citizens in Action
Janine Hansen, Nevada Families Eagle Forum
Sally Minster, Glenn Beck Meetup Group
Jamie Costello, Grassroots Nevada
Jeff Waffle, Las Vegas 9-12ers